The photos of our new floor are just a little blurry. I was trying not to use the flash on the camera and it wasn't quite bright enough. We are enjoying the new floor, it feels good and we're happy with the way it looks. The staircase originally had carpet down the centre which we stripped off. My husband gave it a fresh coat of white paint and for the final touch, we decided to add a gold-toned paint on the steps. The whole project took over two weeks with all the finishing work and jobs that evolved as things unfolded like repainting the walls. "Since the big cupboards are moved out from the walls, I may as well paint behind them", said my husband. This meant another trip to our local paint store for paint and rollers. And of course, the other walls got painted too. Glad it's all done and we can just sit and enjoy it all.