No, this isn't a recipe for chocolate cupcakes (although they do look delicious). Adam and I bought hardwood flooring for the bedrooms this weekend! We went with solid ash hardwood in a chocolate tone (really, a medium brown colour). Although we haven't decided if we're going to install it ourselves or have someone else do it for us (please weigh in with your thoughts), the price of the flooring was too good to pass up. Ash is a good choice for us because it's a very hard hardwood with a pronounced grain pattern, which - according to what I've read - means dents and scratches will show less. And the chocolate colour was exactly what we've been looking for.
Have you tackled nail down hardwood installation before? Any tips? Or is hiring a professional worth every penny? Please share!