As you can see in the 'before' picture the house came with um... to put it gently 'old carpet.' Underneath the carpet we found what they call Pergo Squares which we absolutely HATE. So we ripped the carpet and Pergo all the way to the sub-floor except the Kitchen and baths and Install a new hardwood floor.
In our quest for hardwood floors (thank you craigslist), the hardwood floor gods were looking out for us. Studio Theater In DC listed these gorgeous unfinished oak hardwood 3" wide 3/4" thick wood planks that was previously used in their theater stage. We got the whole thing for $175.00. Not only did we save money, we feel great that our own floors have some history to it. Lord knows some famous people must have walked or dance on it. :-D !BREAK A LEG!
A very good friend of ours suggested that we should carve the name of the theaters in one of the corner of the house, which we might take up his advice.
Material: Unfinished 3-1/4" Oak Hardwood
Stain: Minwax Jacobean Stain
Finish: 2 coats of Minwax Poly