I plan to install hardwood/engineer floor on the 2nd floor of my newly purchased house. The previous owner already installed narrow (3 1/4) floor on the main floor for dining and living room about 3-5 years ago. I have a newborn boy so i am expecting him to do some damage on the floor. Here is my question:
1. I am planing to install red oak, wire brushed/hand crafted matte finished floor 4 1/4 or wider, dark brown color do you have any suggestions on brand and prodcut. I have installed my old house last year using Makibois (previously Dubeau), sub brand of Lauzon, price is 4.8/sqf, as below
2. Do you recommend me to replace the main floor with new wider floor to match the of upstairs now, or later (which should be darker) their floor seems to be maple gloss and 30% matte.
3. Currently the kitchen and entrance is tile, do you recommend to replace with above mentioned as well, or should i keep the tile.
4. I am seeing below engineer floor, 5inch red oak at costco at a reasonable price. But not sire about where the wood and floor is made and grade. Do you recommend this, compared to Canadian made Dubeau wirebrushed hardwood? or something else like superior legand series or Lauzon? I understand mirage and vintage is nice but my budget is 4.7-5.5/ sqf but those brand seem to be all over $7.
https://m.costco.ca/Brushed-Oak-Enginee ... 93075.html