The floors are finished and they look beautiful. They are a hardwood Victorian Ash.
We went with a water based varnish in a satin finish. This will prevent the floors yellowing which often happens with the solvent based polyurethane.
My original floors have been beautifully matched to the new floor.
Here is the old floor colour (cheers!):
Here is the new colour in the lounge room:
Here is the new flooring:
And here they are together. The old floors are in the sunken lounge:
The stairs have also been done and they look gorgeous.
Here they are at night:
The builders have made a sign for me to stop all the tradies wearing their shoes in the house and scratching the new floor. I’m considering installing it on a permanent basis!