Please help me choose a color and type of hardwood flooring. Please!
June 14, 2011 6:45 PM Subscribe
What color engineered hardwood should I put in? What are the trends? What are the fads? What color would you NOT recommend?
posted by Toto_tot to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Dear Design Gurus,
Hi. I'm about to choose engineered hardwood for my first home. I need a floating floor because of a suite underneath.
I don't have a designer's eye, so my friends cries of "just get what you love", leave me baffled and anxious.
I was told by the woman at Home Depot (although I am not buying it there) that no one is installing the dark colors of a few years ago, but then, when I watch those home reno shows on TV and it's ALL they are installing.
I'm completely confused. I do think that a bright bright maple may be too cold looking and I worry about keeping dark dark brown clean...
Beyond that -- I really don't know. I have two small, bichon-type dogs and a teenager.
But I also want to keep in mind that I will sell eventually and I don't want anything too trendy. (i.e. like the green shag that I am replacing...)
Also any tips on the brands of engineered? It's a fairly new phenom so. I live in dry, dry Alberta -- and we all take off our shoes when we come in and walk around in stocking feet. (Don't know why... we just do that here.)
Thanks in advance!