Need Help deciding on flooring
berndog2
February 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have carpet in my dining room, and I am planning on putting tong and grove hardwood down this summer. The majority of the rest of the house has oak flooring (on first floor, Kitchen, Great room, Entry)
My question:
Would it be strange to have Cherry hardwood flooring (Jatoba) in the diningroom? Would this be a bad thing for resale?

FYI.. The Kitchen and dining are seperated by a pocket door and the dining room is adjacent to living room which is carpeted.
Thanks for opinions!!
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Da Vinci Remodeling, LLC
A word of caution regarding cherry floors and resale: Cherry changes color with exposure to sun light. If you put a rug under your dining room table there will be a dramatic color difference between the flooring that was exposed to the sun and the flooring that was not.

At resale, a prospective buyer will need to buy your rug with the house or buy a rug the same size/larger. This may turn some potential buyers off. An experienced agent will know to lift up a corner of the rug and show them.
February 3, 2013 at 7:31AM     
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berndog2
Hi, I dont have any plans of every having a carpet again. My experience with food and carpet in a diningroom speaking here. That said are there are any drawback to having different wood types/stains of wood flooring on the same floor by future buyers?
February 3, 2013 at 7:44AM   
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Cancork Floor Inc.
It all depends on the overall design and flow of your space. Cherry coloured floors can be limiting with designs because of the different reds that are involved in making furniture.

If it works for you, then go for it. But remember, what suites your tastes/furniture may not work with some one else's. So I guess the answer to the "resale" question is "probably".

If this room is completely secluded from the rest of the oak floors (formal dining room with doors that can be closed) then go with the colour that makes you happy. If you are worried about resale AND the flow of the flooring is continuous, or very close to one another, the try your best to work with the same flooring materials/colours.
February 3, 2013 at 1:29PM   
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