What can of flooring can I put with my existing hardwood for the the h


We had a water leak and everything had to be replaced. I don’t want to put hardwood throughout foyer and kitchen again. What would match the hardwood flooring we have put down? We also would like it to run to the patio doors because of the dog. The areas not covered are higher traffic areas.

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  • Jos33651969 Jos33651969 on Sep 10, 2018

    Don't try to match. Use a different color completely. Either tile or laminate.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 10, 2018

    Hello Lanisha I love the look of slate floors, it has subtle color tones, we used it in an entry foyer adjacent to hw. A tour of your local flooring center might be a way to see what you like.

  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Sep 10, 2018

    Matching is really rough and difficult. It almost always doesn't look great unless you get a custom match job done. We're going through the same thing trying to figure out what to do. I personally don't love tile (though it would be a great solution), so I'm considering doing either a luxury vinyl plank or a faux wood like pergo. Ours is a high traffic area we want to pull carpet out of (carpet is already a goner). Our wood floors are medium-darkish brown, and I'll probably do a lighter gray when we get around to it. (Who am I kidding, that won't be for a while!)

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Sep 10, 2018

    You can install a tile floor in the high traffic areas. It would not match hardwood, but will give a pleasing contrast.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 10, 2018

    Have you thought about placing the stone look tile down? You can install it so there are no grout lines.

  • Lanisha Lanisha on Sep 24, 2018

    Yes I will try that