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Our House Remodel: Flooring Reveal

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. All opinions and text are mine.

If you’ve been following along with our latest remodel journey, you may have seen our fun visit to Floor & Decor to choose the main flooring for the house! In this post, I shared several options for our main flooring that we were deciding between and ultimately the gorgeous wood flooring we decided to go with. Montpellier Oak Engineered Hardwood is “the one” and we had installed throughout our entire downstairs, on the staircase and on the upstairs catwalk. You guys… it’s GORGEOUS! 

downstairs hall before and after

Just a little bit different, right?! I’m 100% completely in love with it. The color, which is a blend of light grays and browns is absolute perfection. It goes with all of our furniture and decor. The soft texture is delicious. I love the wide width of the planks (8.75″). The variety of each plank adds so much character to the space. You may have seen our kitchen reveal post last week which gave a little peek of the flooring…

floor and decor wood flooring montpelier oak

Isn’t it beautiful? 

montpelier oak wood flooring

Here is a fun before & after of our catwalk upstairs. You’ll not only notice the gorgeous wood flooring, but check out our the new railing we put in! We removed so much drywall including ALL of those niches. Later, niches! The walkway is so much wider and open now!

catwalk before and after

Crazy, right? Here’s the view of the other side, where the kids’ rooms are.

floor and decor montpelier oak flooring

One of the main reasons we chose Montpellier Oak Engineered Hardwood was because of the staircase. While I love wood-look tile, I don’t love how it looks on stairs because of the sharp edges. With the Montpellier Oak, I was able to order custom stairnose pieces to match the flooring! It turned out beautiful!

wood stairs with white wood railing

wood flooring on stairs

Here’s a little peek of our family room because it shows how lovely the wood flooring looks in this space too! (more to come…)

What do you think? Do you love the Montpellier Oak as much as I do? 

If you’re thinking about updating your home with new flooring, I highly recommend that you visit Floor & Decor!



Design + Styling  |  Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Photography  |  Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio
Flooring  |  Montpellier French Oak Engineered Hardwood



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine.

  1. kim

    August 14th, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful transformation Kim. Love it all. Great choice on the flooring which is such a hard item to select.

  2. Kim

    August 14th, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks, Kim! It is a big decision for sure! So happy with these!

  3. Anna

    August 14th, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful! What is the wall color on the walls in the catwalk? It looks slightly blue or is that just the light?

  4. Kim

    August 14th, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    It’s actually a light gray called Cloud, by Dunn Edwards!

  5. Anna

    August 15th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Thank you! Again, it looks beautiful – can’t wait for the rest of the reveal!

  6. Amber powell

    August 14th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Kim it looks AMAZING!!!! That flooring is perfection!!!

  7. Kim

    August 14th, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you, Amber!

  8. Fenny

    August 15th, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Kim you did an amazing job putting together these traditional wall trimming and flooring.
    The finished carpentry goes so well with modern flooring.
    Absolutely stunning.

  9. Pat

    August 15th, 2017 at 5:31 am

    That flooring is beautiful, and that transformation is amazing! It’s so warm and inviting.

  10. Kim

    August 15th, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Thank you, Pat!

  11. Tina Dahl

    August 15th, 2017 at 10:32 am

    LOVE the flooring Kim……such a great choice! Those niches…..holy cow…..so much better with the railing! Also loving the board + batten wainscoting…..such beautiful architectural details really make the area sing! It coordinates with the shaker style of the kitchen cabinets so well. BRAVO! Can’t wait to see more 🙂 XOXO

  12. Kim

    August 15th, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you, Tina!! I’m so glad you like all of the details so far! Can’t wait to share more!

  13. color n interior

    August 18th, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Wise decision pf choosing the engineered hardwood flooring it is looking great. The living room is fabulous and the floor really suits the interior.

  14. Ale

    August 20th, 2017 at 1:27 am

    WOW. Speachless! Really really amazing transformation. Love it!

  15. Cathy

    August 20th, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Love it! Where did you get the pictures?

  16. Kim

    August 21st, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    The wood signs? The “home” sign can be found here: http://tidd.ly/b9e3d02
    and the “wise men” sign can be found here: https://www.jaxnblvd.com/

  17. Shannon Polk

    August 26th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    So I noticed that you have carpet in the bedrooms. What kind of carpet did you use? Or what’s your favorite carpet to use in bedrooms?

  18. Mimi

    August 28th, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Ummm…nothing short of amazing! Love witnessing this transformation! And love love loooove your style. Keep it coming!

  19. Brenda Thomas

    August 30th, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    It looks so amazing, thank you for sharing and providing the link for the floors. Great job ☺

  20. Kim

    August 31st, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Thank you, Brenda!

  21. Chelsea Koch

    September 25th, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I have the same floors. While they are beautiful, they show every drop of water, or anything else, that falls on them. How have you successfully protected/cleaned them?

  22. Kim

    October 2nd, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Hi Chelsea,
    Have you tried using Bona cleaner? This is what I use to clean any spills.

  23. Allison Biesterfeld

    October 14th, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Hey Kim, who did you use to install the flooring?

  24. Kim

    October 15th, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Hi Allison!
    I used a local installer here in Phoenix. Email me and I can share the contact info!

  25. suzy

    October 19th, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Kim, how kid friendly and dog friendly is the wood floor? i think my current flooring is some kind of laminate but i wanted to change everything out to this flooring you picked. just scared it will scratch or dent easily.

  26. Kim

    October 20th, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Hi Suzy,

    We haven’t had any scratching or denting, but if we did, I don’t think it would be noticeable because the wood is so textured and has unique markings on each piece. Spills/moisture should be wiped up quickly or may leave a stain.

  27. Marta Heine

    November 22nd, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    You have captured my heart and attention with your fabulous post! Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely and very insightful one. Not just your content is engaging but the way you have shared great photos are awesome! I would loved to have the same flooring – exactly the same with the pictures you’ve shown. I have been troubled with deciding what type of oak beam should I use but with your post, I have been swooned by Montpellier Oak! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to share this with my friends.

  28. Shannon Underwood

    November 23rd, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I love the look! So amazing. What color paint did you use on the walls?

  29. Fotografie Nunta

    December 11th, 2017 at 6:34 am

    WOW! Amazing! Really amazing transformation. Love it!!!

  30. Erin

    February 1st, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    How are the floors holding up? We have 3 kids and want to put this in the kitchen and living room. I’m so worried about scratches. And I love the wide plank oak!

  31. Kim

    February 6th, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Hi Erin!
    We actually sold the house already! We didn’t have any scratches while we were still living there. 🙂

  32. S

    May 4th, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Did you feel like the floors looked really gray in real life? I ordered them and they look so dark. What was the sky?

  33. Kim

    May 7th, 2018 at 8:59 am

    The floors are more of a light tan with gray mixed in. The flooring is called Montpelier Oak.

  34. S

    May 4th, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Sku* not sky

  35. Rebecca

    August 31st, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    How did you get stair noses for this wood? This is exactly the floor I want, but I was told you can’t use them on stairs? Please tell me your secret!

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