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Sanding existing wood flooring to match new wood floor

wennyks
last month

70% of my downstairs area is all solid wood floor and 30% carpet. I’m planning to replace the carpet with wood flooring (same style as the existing wood flooring). Problem is I don’t really like the color of the existing wood floor. It’s reddish brown (see first photo below). I prefer the darker brown (which would match our upstairs engineered wood flooring). See 2nd photo.


If I install the darker brown wood flooring and sand-and-stain the exisiting reddish brown floor. Would they ever match?


Or should I install the reddish brown flooring to match the existing flooring then sand them all to the darker color?


Thanks in advance!



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