Floor reveal day is here and guys there has been nothing – not a single dang thing – that has made more of an impact on the look of our house than getting our floors refinished! We are so so SO happy with them! Basically there should be a GIF of us dancing over our floors because it would go viral and explain how all people feel about their dogs, loved ones and avacados.
Seriously though. We are excited to show you the final reveal and then also see some before and afters. The change is incredible!
If you are looking for more before photos, the process of how we picked the stain color or tips on picking your OWN stain colors, we wrote a post for each of these! The way we take care of the floors is still to come! This was a custom color mixing two different brands of stain and we could not be more pleased with the varied tones, colors and depth it adds to the whole house. It makes all our paint choices look so so good and all our furniture looks 10000% more refined. It was the best decision!
Here are the posts we wrote before about the process –
And here is the final product!
We had roughly 2000 square feet of hardwoods refinished and our steps leading up to the second floor hall as well as the railings and posts.
Excuse the mess – five little kids are making memories apparently. From the upstairs hallway, you can definitely see the impact of the floor color in the living room.
We went with a dark medium tone that looks grayish and brownish. It doesn’t read orange at all which is a little tricky to achieve with red oak floors. The real selling point for me is that we could pick our end finish and we chose a matte poly which shows roughly 50% less spills or marks than the shiny. We feel like it shows way less marks and dirt and in a house with lots of littles, that is key!
Now for some before and afters – these are my favorite because they really show the difference!
And then there is this room. I had to share the WAY before photo of it. It was just so crazy and red and now it looks a million times better (even though it still has a long way to go!)….
Crazy right!? I mean….I just can’t get over how good they look! And how all the rooms are coming together! I feel super inspired now to get my rear end in gear and get all these rooms finished! Yes this post has a million different exclamation marks but floor refinishing (especially when it means no more orange) is such a huge transformation and one that should never be underestimated. The only thing I regret is that we didn’t save up and do it earlier!