This Sunday afternoon Adam and two of his buddies installed the hardwood on the second floor.
We chose a dark walnut distressed engineered hardwood. The brand is Pinnacle hardwoods
I would have loved to go with an even wider plank but money does not grow on trees! It's funny the wider the planks and the more distressed looking the hardwood, the higher the price. I guess distressed look is hip.
Anyway, we made the right choice. We are very pleased with how they turned out.
Take a look:
(Wait...Pretty much all of these photos don't even close to show the beautiful colors of my walls. I am camera dumb. I will figure that out later.)
|across the catwalk.|
|Scout supervising as usual.|
|I have a feeling these might be tough to keep clean...|
|wiping down the dust on the landing.|
|this photo seems to show the best color.|
|from the steps.|
Adam said the install was pretty simple. I was surprised they were done so quickly while I was doing a project in the garage all day. Which I will share in the next week or so hopefully!
Next the stairs should be installed, this is not something we are attempting to DIY. But once those are installed the upstairs will be finished except for trim and carpet. And we have carpet scheduled for last week of October install....right before MOVE IN!
We will install the same flooring on the main floor in the dining/kitchen area, and throughout the great room and hallway.
How do you feel about engineered versus real hardwood?
What do you think about the wood tones?
Do you like distressed look or the smooth clean look?
Did you notice Adam wears the same Margaritaville shirt in just about every photo lately? I think it's his favorite DIY shirt.