December 3, 2007
The treatments of our floors were one of the last elements to come into play. We worked with Pat Hunt from Hunt Hardwood Floors to explore our options.
On the third floor, we added a new floor to the bathroom, and sanded the hallway and billiard room. We chose a darker stain than the natural wood, which ties into our furniture and color schemes on that floor.
On the second floor, we sanded and repaired all the floors, and difference from old to new is dramatic.
The floor is long leaf pine, and we chose to stay with the natural color, which ties into the lighter, quarter-sawn oak balusters, stair railing and door trim.
On the first floor, we are screening/cleaning the hallway, living, dining and family room floors. But we are sanding and staining the main staircase. This enabled us to repair damage, bring out the grain and set it off from the railing and first floors. And we chose a darker stain in the kitchen and mudroom to set the floor off from the rest of the room.
We had repairs to make throughout all floors, and the Hunt team did a great job in matching all of the wood dimensions and colors. A lot of dust flying around!
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I am truly amazed at the wonders the TOH crew works on the floors, taking ratty, distessed ones and making them shine The downstairs kitchen floor that Tommy salvaged at the Boston Airport house last season was fantastic and he went on a search throughout the house looking for salvage floor in closets, under cabnets, etc to make the match. Do a focus segement on the rear stairway and explain how it was intergrated into the kitchen views. YOU GOT SNOW, too!