Q: My home is 11 years old. I have wood floors in the kitchen and hall. I want to use prefinished wood floors in the living room and dining room after removing the carpeting. Can I transition or match the existing floors that are not prefinished to new prefinished floors, or do I have to have the existing wood floors replaced with prefinished wood?
A: If you are asking if you can match the colour the answer should be yes. A good colour mixer should be able to come *close* to a colour match. Your pre-finished floors have bevels, even if only micro bevels. You site finished floor is square edge (a superior idea in my view) so that would be the most noticeable difference.
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