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We have solid oak cabinets they are called Honey Sice, Im not sure what to do with my floor, we want to use laminate. Should we go a shade darker or several shades darker. The furniture in the kitchen is also all oak, the kitchen is a good size, with french doors, bay window, and 2 sky lights, so we get alot of light. The counter tops are granitue they are lighter with colors of gold, beige, black very little veins of these colors.

Hi Alisa

I think that you either have to get an exact match or go for something completely different.

Two pieces of oak are difficult to match as, apart from anything else, as oak ages, the colour will change slightly.

I have some furniture in my own bedroom that used to be an exact match but isn't now as the different items have aged at a different rate and they look wrong now and need to be replaced.

I would definitely go for a couple of shades darker on the floor if I were you.

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