Hey hey friends! This post has been in the works for a really, really long time. Thanks to the Dog Days of Winter Are Over Challenges I’ve finally found the motivation I needed to get this post written!
|the hubs office|
|the breakfast room|
We have dark wood flooring in all the main living areas of our home: entry foyer, office, dining room, family room, kitchen and breakfast room. Just about everyone we know tried to talk us out of going with such dark flooring, but my hub and I pride ourselves on being stubborn. 😉 But seriously, we both knew we wanted dark – really dark – wood floors, and we weren’t willing to sacrifice the look we were after in the name of easy maintenance.
So here’s the deal. Everyone was right. I’m going to tell you the absolute truth. These floors are super high maintenance. Every crumb and bit of dust shows up like a giant pimple on picture day. Dirt on these floors basically punches you in the face. You can’t not notice when they’re dirty. That being said – I still love them!!!!!! Even after caring for them for the past 2 years, I would still put this same flooring down if I had to do it all over again! I love them that much!
For this house in particular, this flooring was a great update. The wide, dark planks pair nicely with all the white moulding……..
and this modern looking flooring is a nice contrast to the more traditional construction of our home.
Do any of you have dark wood floors? What are your best tips for cleaning them? Who now thinks I’m over the top crazy after reading this post? It’s cool if you do – I admit it – I’m a clean freak – is there a support group I can join?