Whew! I can finally say we are done with the epic hickory floor project. We actually finished the floor itself a few weeks ago. Since then, we’ve been working on installing all new baseboard molding, patching and painting walls that were damaged, and just basically finishing up all the little details.
Today I thought I’d share some photos of our new floors.
I am actually not that crazy about the rug I purchased for the living room. I think I may exchange it for something else. I liked the 5′x7′ version I saw on display at Home Depot, so I ordered it in an 8′x10′ size. However, when it showed up, I was a bit disappointed. I noticed that with inexpensive rugs (the only ones I buy ), it seems that one basic pattern is used and then simply enlarged. So instead of getting more pattern on an 8′x10′ rug, you essentially get a blown-up version of the same exact pattern that was on the smaller rug. Does that make sense? So although I liked the size of the medallions on the 5′x7′ version, they are a bit large on the 8′x10′ version and look almost pixelated.
Here you can see how we flowed the flooring into the hallway, kitchen and dining room. I’m planning on installing the same picture frame molding in this hallway as what is in our dining room. I’m just waiting for my molding order to come in from 84 Lumber.
Just to re-cap, we purchased our pre-finished hickory flooring from Lumber Liquidators. It is the Builder’s Pride 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ natural hickory hardwood. With our military discount, I think it came to around $3.60 per square foot. For more information on the tools and methods we used for this DIY project, click here and here.
What do you think of our new hickory floors?