If you follow me on Instagram (joystreetdesign) or Twitter, you likely know that we have a gorgeous chocolate labrador retriever named Nala.
She’s awesome in many ways but like all labs, she sheds like a beast. She also has a tendency to vomit and it appears that she looks for any carpeted area (bypassing wood floors) when she does it. All that being said, we (meaning the hubby) doesn’t want to have carpet in the new house. So we’re looking for affordable solutions for putting hardwood floors in over 2000 square feet.
I’ve been dying for walnut floors in the new house. However, walnut floors are terribly expensive ($8-$10/square foot) and evidently not very hard (a softer wood than most). But aren’t they gorgeous.
So I could get a different type of wood (oak, hickory) that is stained in a walnut finish:
But recently, I came across a new-to-me type of wood that has similar variations and tones to walnut called Acacia.