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choosing color and type of hardwood?

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my house is full of honey oak colored cabinets baseboads and molding all the furniture is nutral colors as well as the paint. can anyone tell me if a chestnut bamboo flooring be a little to much contrast with the baseboards,moulding and cabinets im not woried about the paint thats cheap to change

Take a sample of bamboo (post #186631, reply #1 of 4)

and lay it down next to the basebd.  What do you think?

Bamboo is pretty wild, while the color might be ok, the grain/orientation is pretty dramatic and might not jive with oak very well.

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style (post #186631, reply #2 of 4)

To me it's more style over color combo. 

Bamboo to me is pretty slick and contemporary. The honey oak cabinets and trim? Not so contemporary and slick.

But that said, About 15 years ago I did my attic floor in bamboo and the trim is sort of colonial-ish, painted wainscotting, faux beams to break up the wide expanse of drywall on the cathedral ceiling, etc. So it's somewhat of a hybrid but it looks good.

So yeah, what calvin said. Set them together and see what your eye and your brain tell you. You might likey-likey or maybe no-no likey.


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Agree with Mongo (post #186631, reply #3 of 4)

I am agree with Mongo, it will be liitle bit slicky, but yes you can have a try also.


You can also search online for some pictures having these compbition, by looking them you can have perfact idea. Good Luck.

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