flooring/baseboard match

Old 09-24-06, 10:09 AM
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Question flooring/baseboard match

All of the trim in our home is stained with a light stain. We have found beautiful handscraped hardwood flooring that we would like to put in our living room, dining room, hallway and master bedroom but it is a dark oak. My husband is concerned that the flooring won't look right b/c it won't match the baseboard molding. We absolutely DON'T want to paint the trim white - we love the no-maintenance of the stained trim. Do hardwood floors and baseboards have to match?
Old 09-26-06, 06:14 AM
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Welcome to the DIY forums sandi

If you're talking about the baseboards and the flooring to match. They don't have to match. It's all a matter of personal choice and taste.
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I agree, some even prefer the contrast in wood colors.
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i agree but have one question: what color is your wood furniture? coffee tables, dining room furniture, bedroom suite? as long as you're not creating headaches down the road for choosing furnishings (or existing pieces), go for it.

better & more interesting to mix & match & blend wood tones, than to have the same boring matchy-matchy thing everywhere.

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