Your floors don't have to be exactly the same as the stairs as long as they are close. You can change the colour of the stairs but you need to totally re-sand it and it's a lot of work.xrox wrote: ↑Apr 12th, 2017 12:03 amLooking to put in 1100sqft Vintage Hickory 3/4" Pioneered 4-1/4". This will replace carpet. A few questions you guys might be able to answer before we get contractors in here for quotes:
1 - Our stairs are medium red brown oak with a thick clear lacquer finish. They've held up perfect for 12 years (no sign of wear). However, is there any possibility in changing the stain color? Probably not but I thought I'd ask. Are we then stuck on our choice of hardwood color. I think Winchester might match but we really would like something darker.
2 - Our baseboards will be too low for 3/4" to fit under. Would you recommend removing and lifting the baseboards or installing the wood away from the existing baseboards and installing doorstop to cover the gap. If we don't lift them we will lose about 5-7mm of height.
3 - What should I expect to pay for installation per square foot? I realize it depends but a ballpark would be fine. Our contractor of choice would be Speers flooring or Milton flooring.
You can still remove it to raise it if it will bother you. Otherwise don't bother just install doorstop moulding. Anything from $1 sq ft to $3 sq ft, the better contractors will charge more than $2 sq ft plus.
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