Hardwood Floor Inspiration

If you read my personal blog, you probably know we just bought a home and are completely renovating it. Good times over here, people. All in all, besides the absolute craziness that is our lives right now, we are so excited to finally live in a home that was designed for us. (Now if we could just get there!)

One of the things we loved about the house from the first time we saw it was the original oak floors. You really can’t beat the durability and the timeless quality of wood floors. The current finish wasn’t our very favorite (think really golden yellow), so we’ve been debating what color to stain the wood. Here’s a little peek at the floors right now.

Yep, lots of options going on over here, but I think we’ve finally nailed it.  However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t spend a ridiculous amount of time browsing photos of beautiful hardwood floors. Here are some of my favorites.

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  • Gorgeous depth 1 of 8
    Gorgeous depth
    Love the varying degrees of depth and color in the planks. photo credit: Houzz
  • Is it wood or tile? 2 of 8
    Is it wood or tile?
    Believe it or not, this floor is actually tile manufactured by an Italian company. photo credit: Houzz
  • Antique Heart Pine 3 of 8
    Antique Heart Pine
    Charming, rustic and modern on one package. photo credit: Houzz
  • Varying color depth 4 of 8
    Varying color depth
    I don't usually go for really golden colors, but the varying depth in the planks makes for an interesting floor. photo credit: Houzz
  • Walnut 5 of 8
    Walnut
    I'm digging the masculine vibe of this walnut. photo credit: Houzz
  • Rich, glossy shade 6 of 8
    Rich, glossy shade
    Such a lovely shade, and the varying direction of the planks in different rooms is a unique touch. photo credit: Houzz
  • Hardwood in the shower 7 of 8
    Hardwood in the shower
    Very surprising to see hardwood in a shower. Are you a fan? photo credit: Houzz
  • Extra-wide planks 8 of 8
    Extra-wide planks
    Extra wide planks give a rustic and charming feel to this bathroom. photo credit: Houzz

If you’re thinking of going the hardwood route, might I suggest the enormous amount of options at The Home Depot? Lots and lots of options, my friends. Maple, oak, pine…I love them all. What’s your favorite type and/or shade of hardwood floors?

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