Chicago’s Love Affair with a Classic Hardwood Floor
With a wood flooring market trumped only by the Big Apple, Chicago is the second city of wood flooring. Chicago’s undying love for 2 1/4″ Select & Better solid red oak floors stays strong today as seen in Rue Magazine co-founder and editor-in-chief Crystal Gentilello‘s north side apartment. Vintage floors such as these are refinished to their original glory regularly in addition to the new 2 1/4″ red oak floors that are installed daily in the Windy City.
As noted in the Sept/Oct issue of Rue Magazine “the unfussy decor allows the unique architectural details of the building – like the stone fireplace and hardwood floors – to stand proud.” Red oak floors particularly in this traditional narrow width grace interior stylings from Traditional to Arts & Crafts and from Formal to Mid Century Modern.