I love the look of wood floors.  We have 3/4″ red oak hardwood floors on a plywood base in most of our house.  The 3 bedrooms have carpet and the 2 bathrooms have tile floors.

Photo via Veranda - Wood floors in the kitchen (above) and Graystone mansion (below).

We have had our floors refinished twice in the 25 years they have been down and they are in need of being refinished again.  This would be a huge undertaking since we would have to move all of the small pieces of furniture and most probably would have to board the dogs/cat and stay in a hotel for at least a couple of nights ourselves.  It would also take some $$$, which we don’t seem to have right now.

Photo via Veranda - Hardwood floors seem a natural in a library.

So, my husband volunteered to stain some of the areas that are really bad (since he is currently looking for a job).  I confess, I was skeptical…I was concerned that the floors would look splotchy and possibly look worse than before we attempted to spot refinish them but I was wrong and he has given the floors a once-over and they look so much better than before.  This will tide us over for a bit.

This is a part of our family room wood floors that my husband added stain to, it looks so much better than it did.

What kind of floors do you have?