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Old 09-26-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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We are replacing our flooring on the first floor of our home and I have selected Winchester, a darker oak. Does anyone have this in their home? I am wondering how dark it will be. We have antiques in our LR and DR so it should look good there. My husband thinks we should go lighter, but I don't think so. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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We are replacing our flooring on the first floor of our home and I have selected Winchester, a darker oak. Does anyone have this in their home? I am wondering how dark it will be. We have antiques in our LR and DR so it should look good there. My husband thinks we should go lighter, but I don't think so. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I used it a few houses back and liked it. It wasn't too dark nor too light. Good choice! I had antiques on it as well.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Thanks Beretta. I plan to put it in the entire downstairs and my husband felt it would be too dark. It's always hard to tell from the samples.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Dark floors show scratches and dust, more so than a light floor.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Dark floors show scratches and dust, more so than a light floor.
yup.

I don't know what I was thinking when I choose a cherry color to stain my hardwood floors.



I am constantly mop/sweeping my floor with the Bona cleaning system.

And If someone makes a piece of toast... I can see the crumbs immediately. On my uba tuba counters and on my cherry hardwood floors.

I walk around with a sponge and broom sweeping and wiping continuously like I have OCD.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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It looks like we will be going with Brazilian Cherry. Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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What sold you on an exotic, like Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba?
Nice wood, but it take longer than domestic species to acclimate to regions of the USA.
Make sure you have a pin-type moisture meter.

Your going to want that wood about 9-10% MC when it is installed, and during the winters, know there will be gaps that form from the shrinking. Your average moisture content in July is around 12%, but in January, you will likely see 6% A little cupping in the summers and gapping in the winters is normal for that area, unless you have a humidification and dehumidification systems set to automatically control the environment at a perfectly set rH point.
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