A third of our new house has parquet wood floors. I’m guessing they are the original floors. I’ve never really liked the look of parquet – I think it’s too busy, hurts the eyes a little.
I wish we didn’t have to touch the floors, but they are very worn out! On the other hand, I wish the budget allowed for the brand-new, wide-planked, blond, maple hardwood floors of my dreams, but it doesn’t.
And so we meet in the middle. Well, less than the middle – even better!
Do nothing: $0
Replace floors: $9,000
Refinish floors: $3,200
I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go darker to a brown-black stain, or if I wanted to take all the stain out and stay with the natural color of the wood… I finally went with the one that I thought would give the house a more modern feel.
Here is what I decided! And I think I kinda like parquet floors now!
What do you think?!