We decided that a must have were dark hardwood floors. After being in our home for about 4 months we made the decision that it was finally time. We purchased our floors from Build Direct at a fraction of the price as Lowes or Home Depot.
We had to tear up the carpet in the dining room and also pull up the old hardwood flooring. We would have tried to salvage the old wood floors but the planks were only about 2 inches wide. The new floors we purchased are 5 inches wide!
After cleaning, we were finally able to start laying the planks. Laying the floors was not difficult but it was time consuming which made it very exhausting.
After an entire weekend of hard work, we finished. We are planning on laying wood through most of our main floor but we had some other projects that had priority so we stopped after the dining room and entry way!