Thanks for replying patob. Yes, my main floor is majority reddish brown. Why do people have stair with hardwood and paint the bottom of the stair white? Is that just for trendyness or is it cheaper that way than having full hardwood.patrob wrote: ↑Jun 11th, 2018 10:09 pmBrazillian cherry in natural finish (unstained) has a variety of colours so if your floors are majority in reddish brown, that's the stain you should choose for your stairs or slightly darker. Pickets you can always paint white or replace. They are extremely hard to refinish unless they are square. Never used Costco engineered hardwood so can't say anything about it. Some say yes but personally I don't see any benefits of adding any acoustic underlay under nailed down floors! It works better if you float it. You will hear more sound transfer through the empty walls and flimsy doors than through the subfloor.
When buying harwood, do you go with width or thickness of wood. How would you rate the costco engineered wood i mentioned in my post.?