Very disappointed in that. But it’s always best to do a sample patch on the floor in an out of the way spot first if you’re concerned about the color. Thank you for sharing! So need your advise. Please answer the question below before submitting your comment: © Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved. These will blend the floors together very well. Check out Stylish Floors N Mores custom flooring work and give us a call for a free estimate at 631-642-0906, Minwax English Chestnut Stain on Narrow Oak Boards, square basket parquet hardwood grey stain - Google Search. Nice blog. You can see more pictures of this floor half-way down the page here: https://napervillehardwood.com/photos_of_hardwood_floors.html. Colors are shown on White Oak. Then he put 2 more coats and it’s dark now. THE JOB: This was another project for Arvydas. Which colors should I try to achieve this? I hope you can get it sorted. You’ll have to have some painting and graining skills though to blend them in so they’re invisible. Both are very nice colors. Yes there might be some stain that has soaked down between the butt joints if it was applied quite liberally. What type of topcoat am I looking for (shoes off, no pet, no kids household) I read your blog but didn’t see anything about avoiding the white line syndrome. Our kitchen cabinets are the same color as the floor, neutral. Maybe check out the colors Provincial, Special Walnut or Early American by MinWax and see if they suit your style. Hope this helps a bit Gabby. 6. From top: Jacobean, Ebony, Dark Walnut, 50/50 Jacobean and Ebony, 50/50 Jacobean and Dark Walnut, and English Chestnut at the bottom. i say start doing it this way and down the road, if you really don’t like it, you can paint it then :). Sorry for the delay… been a busy month here. Looks pretty good, except in a few spots I have what appears to be bleed back in the joints between boards. If you put down a “cheap” big box store finish, then yes I’d be very worried about scratches. I asked you about this earlier as I have red oak floors and was concerned about the outcome. If you want to stay with the traditional stain colors then you could use Ebony or Jacobean and mix it with natural to the lighter shade you’re after. And then, to make the choice even more complicated, there are pre-colors and aging treatments you can apply first before the colored oil. Thanks!! What is the color of the floor in your first picture dated May 26 2011. Any input you might have would be very, very appreciated! Congratulations on your hardwood flooring project – heart pine is a beautiful wood! How do you apply stain without losing the natural color variation in the wood? Wish we lived up in the Chicagoland area so we could have you guys do our floors! I hope this new guy can get you sorted out Brian. Personally, I would suggest sanding them back, water popping and staining again. Thanks again for helping out from so far away. Hi Tadas, I never knew picking a floor color would be so difficult. Hi, we are in the process of laying white oak in our home and I am wanting a medium brown color (want a warm feeling). Thanks for your question. To be honest I haven’t come across this issue myself. As I’m sure you can imagine, it’s a little hard to give color advice over the internet without actually seeing your furniture and room where the floor will be. The dark flooring that has really caught my eye happened to be Brazilian cherry flooring with walnut stain to tone down the red. I love your first photo… does it look like a black brown in real light? Overall looks like a hot mess, with white lines, gaps, parts are glossy others matte, shoe prints from the topcoat, buffer marks. I have 9 year old Brazilian cherry floors that were originally left untainted and sealed with a polyurethane satin finish. We are having our red oak floors done Monday and I am torn between the two stains. Our second choice probably is nutmeg. But we only had 3 days to get the floors done. Your white furniture will definitely stand out. SOLID WOOD TYPE: North American Hardwood; SPECIES: White Oak; TYPE: One Strip Wide; CORE MATERIAL: Solid Wood; MIN ORDER QUANTITY: 500 - 1200 m2 (sqm) Spot - 1 time ; White Oak Stain Chestnut Flooring, 14x90 mm I also want to go all Ebony, the current 50:50 mix looks like Walnut brown to me personally. It’s easy to see why this can be such a dilemma for some people, your floors will have a huge impact on the look of your home and if you get them wrong, you’ll be stuck with them for a long, long time. Hi Tadas! Plus you will lose more wood from your floors which is a big issue if they’re old already. (He uses the DuraSeal brand). Hi Tadas, I recently bought a condo. and the last one was half antique brown and half classic grey, still the same tone. Hi there, we recently sanded and stained our oak floors. Can you recommend a couple of colors? Does special walnut minwax over red oak select leave a medium brown overall look without seeing so much graining? But the main issue I am having, and maybe it isn’t even a issue…..is the doors and trim. Instead you’ll need to think in terms of highlighting the beauty of each one and enjoying the differences between them. The room doesn’t get much natural light and we have high-hat lighting. The kitchen floor is spruce. Hope that helps. Sorry about your bad outcome with your floors :(. The color palette in the blog post is just a small sampling of our colors, we have many more and all of them can be mixed and blended to get any custom shade you want. These colors go with a lot of different styles of decorating so the new owner will be able to picture their furnishings in the space, which will be very important for selling. To fix it you’ll need to allow sufficient time for the stain in the gaps to dry and then start over. What do you think? I would like to add we had them stained in a dark walnut and Jacobean mix which was ashy and to dark. If you’re not happy with any of the colors out of the can, maybe try blending a couple together so you get a custom color. Pigmented Wiping Stains are easier to control because there's less lapping. Sounds good to me. To answer your question, if you want to darken any color stain you can mix another darker color of the same brand into it. The picture was taken with lots of shadows and it will always look different on your computer depending on your screens color settings. Espresso. Is that true? I have yet to see a hardwood floor that features our color of cabinets with the darker wood stain. I want a warm rich feeling and I am tired of the golden yellow color. Surprisingly, the wood floor is in great shape! Could you tell me the wood type and stain color in the photo with the fireplace? And yes satin is a good choice for sheen :), I just refinished my 60-year-old oak hardwood floors. None of which I am excited about but selected golden pecan becAuse it seems the safest. We have dark blue curtains in the room and the staircase wall is painted with a plum hue. Ciao Tadas! Thanks for your advice. We are looking to get a rich brown color with a hint of red. To be clear, I did not apply stain. We are thinking about duraseal cherry stain but may be too light. The company has told us that this is because there is oil in the pine and it cannot be helped. I am just about to move into my new home and wanted to stain my hardwood floors before I move in. Hope your hardwood floors turn out great. Make sure your floor guy puts down both colors in a test patch for you though so you can be 100% sure about which one you like better. We are getting ready to install hardwood floors in our entire 1st floor. If using regular stain do not apply the finish the next day, let it dry out sufficiently first. Unfortunately we don’t have heart pine floors here so I’m not experienced enough to give a professional opinion sorry. You can see it here on this floor but that’s because it’s the natural color of the wood: http://www.houzz.com/photos/87707/Oakley-Home-Builders-traditional-kitchen-chicago, Thankfully you can buy small tins of stain cheap. I like your fantastic web site. I don’t want it to be too red or brown…just a happy medium…or more brown. Sorry I can’t be of more help here. Maybe get your stager to pop over to help you with the choice as well, they’re usually very good with colors and style. I would recommend Jacobean or Dark Walnut. But, here’s the thing which I’m sure most of you are chomping at the bit to warn me. For a timeless color I would suggest Antique Brown or Spice Brown. It may be there last time being sanded. I love the fireplace room floor above. have to redo some areas near the windows, etc. We live in VA and have a 110-yo farmhouse that we’ve given a complete facelift. Natural wood tones vary, so expect your final stain color to vary slightly from board to board. If it was a recoat it sounds like you have a contamination issue. As far as custom stains, we do it all the time :), For a “brown/walnut feel, but with an added warmth of red/yellow hues” you’re really going to have to experiment on some sample boards – that’s a tough one. It will also be impossible to live on if there is still excess oil on the floor. I hope your project goes well for you when you decide to start. B) Put stain in the finish and applied too thick. I have read that duraseal spice brown or antique brown might get the desired result. Then you’ll have 2 coats of finish to seal the ‘cover up’ in. https://ap.rdcpix.com/279006404/697579fce091f1f609ef6fe6978ecf06l-m11r.jpg. I can’t really tell you what colors you would need without seeing the actual board you want to match in person and doing some experiments on sample boards. The actual color can be seen closer to the door in the strip of light.”. To get a dark consistent look we would water pop the floor first. I’m sure they would have no problem water popping the floor for you either (unless they are extremely under-qualified, but I’m sure they’re not or you wouldn’t have hired them.). I am going to have red oak floors put in. I’m not a fan of the golden oak. Thx! The floor plan is exactly the same with the rooms ranging from 10×12 to 14×16 – same small windows. Experiment with a few colors to see what you like. We have got a sample piece of wood and have stained it. Oak floors can look great left their natural color as you can see in this photo…. For gaps, make sure they aren’t seasonal. Glad you found the blog useful. Now we have two different scenerios. black in some areas… & a beautiful dry ebony in other … He generously painted on the ebony stain …, & did not wipe … is this OK ? I was wrong!! Can be time consuming and a pain, but you have to live with your floors for a long time so it’s worth the effort. Hi tadas I have enjoyed reading the blog but have a question of my own my husband and I are building a home and I need to pick out the color I want for my floors I really love the darker shades but I am nervous my 115 lb dog is going to ruin them everyone keeps telling me if we go to dark it will show all the scratches is this true?? They’ve already got a coat of stain on. And yes there is a difference between the two different stain manufacturers. If you go with white cabinets, you can pretty much have any color on the floor and it will look good. Oak is a very popular wood for cabinets because of its durability and versatility. Hi Tadas, I own a sawmill, dry kiln, planer, etc.. I recently found your site and have been reading along. Either way it will make your decision much easier. On the other hand, maybe you have a more common type of wood like red or white oak. We have red oak in our home and are in the process of refinishing them. One of the best places to see different flooring styles and colors is in that stack of home decoration and renovation magazines you have piled up in a corner somewhere. We use DuraSeal stains. We’ve been wanting to do a wood/stain study for years now and in my head, I wanted to do every type of wood with about 20 different stains each.But with limited resources (not to mention space), we settled on 5 popular species of wood commonly used by DIYers, with 6 different stains; 2 light, 2 medium and 2 dark. Or should we go with someone who can? My curtains are burgundy (maroon color). I guess it depends on your taste and furnishings. Anyway, I’m not sure how good these guys are and they tell me that dark stain will cover them. It is very warm and elegant. It was hot while they were sanding and I didn’t smell anything. I thought it would be great to show you all the stains on the same piece of wood so you can easily compare them. You have beautiful floors. You also mention that the materials you used cannot be used anymore. Thanks! Then you have a decision to make. I live in Washington state and am in the process of getting my red oak floors professionally sanded and re-stained. What do you recommend? It was only stained in the last year but an accident on the floor (an acetone spill) has prompted us to reconsider the colour which we have discovered is very high maintenance. Thanks. Our floor guy put samples on our floor and we originally wanted the ebony yet it didn’t have the rich color I was looking for. Have an older 1924 home with lots of stained trim and cabinets..darker color..likely mahagony or dark walnut…likely, not cherry, since not as reddish tint. Start with Natural to make it lighter and then experiment from there. I can’t recall what percentage of each to use in the mixture or whether it was dark walnut or just walnut. Yes it will be a bit of a challenge trying to tie in all that different wood together. The floors are Red Oak and they were stained Ebony. Our doors are solid pine 6 panel doors stained with Minwax Early American 230. Speaking for myself, I like darker colored floors and I think the contrast between dark wood floors and a natural wood ceiling would look good. You should be able to pretty quickly see what you like and even more importantly what shades you don’t like with the big samples they have on display. Finally, what is plain sawn red oak, and how is it different from common or select red oak? plan to do a satin finish unless you advise against this. – it looks terrible! Below are some examples of common stains that we use. I’m ok with it, despite the dust and extra cleaning…….ugh. I’ve had kitchen cabinets refaced with a Dark Italian Walnut finish, white/grey backsplash/countertop. Now I want to use Ebony or True Black stain on top of the Coffee Brown. (total agreement, the Jacobean really fell short on my floors – maybe it’s better on white oak) Then apply another top coat or two over the top and the faux touch up will be sandwiched between the layers protecting it. Would like to avoid a coating that’s paraffin based. Could you give me your assesment? Red and yellow is hard to get on a floor at the same time. So I went for a darker shade grey and tested Duraseal satin. It’s hard to tell from just a picture on the internet but I think Rubio Monocoat Monsoon Grey Pre-Color Easy + Black could be heading in the right direction. As far as the staining/finishing aspect, I would just start out offering the product raw and un-finished. To get the deeper darker color you will need to water pop your floor. Yes you could definitely mix Dark Walnut and English Chestnut together to get a great red/brown look. The dining room has red oak floor with golden oak stain and all the baseboards, window trim and casing are also stained with golden oak stain. We have new pine flooring that was just in stalled and sanded in an attic area that we are finishing. It’s still very “farmhouse” feeling, but with a new twist! Plus what’s in now could be “out of style” soon according to the design gurus. Any suggestions? Try Jacobean and then 50% Jacobean and 50% Natural. If you already have this type of naturally beautiful hardwood floor in your home then you’re way ahead of the game. 7. What do you think??? Sorry for the delay in replying, we’ve had a very busy week sanding and refinishing floors here in Naperville. Maybe try Jacobean or even an Ebony and Natural blend. Good luck with your project! Good luck Teresa, let us know how it turns out. I think this comment was for me,Tadas, right? I hope you find what you’re looking for. What are your thoughts and how do I get that perfect very dark color again without the lines? Sorry for the delay, we’re crazy busy at the moment and at times I’m finding myself without enough time at the end of the day to reply to these messages. I want the modern look but my house is small. Hi Tadas — I wish I had read your blog before I refinished my floors. I am making some 8″ red oak plank floors for our office and have had others show interest in buying some. As you can see, the choice you have in stain colors for your hardwood floor is almost unlimited. Really helped me understand staining a little more! The result is a warm brownish-red that is perfect for our house. From the photos it looks like the floor guy did a great job as well. Seems like the good brands of stain do not carry it. I’m pretty sure it was Duraseal. This blog is terrific and you are very kind to share your knowledge so generously!! This will give the best “color match” between the different floors but may be too dark for your taste. Even with one coat of stain and two coats of poly? I have a builder installed engineered Acacia 3/4 inch. Put the fumed stain on first and and then the white oil on top. Original owners had a medium-dark dull brown. They are pushing me for the stain color and want to start even before they finish sanding my closets. Sorry for all the questions, but I’m really desperate here! I would go with the brand of stain your floor guy is familiar with as you don’t want him experimenting with unfamiliar products/systems on your floor. Sorry to hear of your troubles. Thanks. I have white cabinetry (BM white dove) cabinets and trim throughout the house with an espresso island and butler pantry. The guy did Colonial Maple sample but it turned out too light. The answer isn’t as hard as you might think. I … Wall color will be light tone (cream or very light coffee). Street Shoe is a reputable brand of finish you you can rest assured knowing your floors will be fine. The first two would have a matte finish. After reading your reply and realizing the challenge I was up against with trying to make three different types of woods match, I decided to play it safe and keep all the floors their natural color. Still running the dehumidifier (December 2019 in WI). Aug 30, 2013 - Check out Stylish Floors N Mores custom flooring work and give us a call for a free estimate at 631-642-0906 We can’t wait to hear from you. I want to know what my options are? The color is a mix of 75% Ebony and 25% Mahogany on red oak. We have a problem don’t know if you can help. There is some very good information about staining heart pine flooring in this pdf attachment (from the NWFA) here you should read: http://www.heartpine.com/resources/downloads/finishing.pdf. May I ask, what is the type of wood and stain color used in the picture with you in it at the very top? The oak is light in color and unfinished: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17032866066/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17057383652/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17057383682/. The floors are varying shades of orange, a typical aged Brazilian cherry floor. This is the stain color chart from DuraSeal…, And here are the colors available from Bona…. I’m mentioning it, just in case one of your website visitors happens to read this. I will be renting the house and really hoping I don’t have to redo the floors down the road when I sell. Fruitwood. thank you tadas! Thank you. Sorry, I should have said the kitchen cabinets were installed in the 1980’s, and they’re that medium oak color, similar to golden oak I think. Is there anything that can be done about some of the dark stain remaining between butt joints of the wood? I found the below project and the image is perfect. If we can be of any further assistance please let us know. My floor guy didnt do any samples for me. We found some pieces of the cypress in the basement, and our contractor should be able to give us a piece of oak. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. We do not want really dark floors. Did it look like this after the stain, before the first coat? Hope you sell your house quick Karishma. I don’t want to make another mistake. That floor looks great. I like the look of … Ever heard of such a thing? Ebony floors definitely have the Wow factor if that’s what you’re after. Aged Bronze Hand-Rubbed Stain. After it dried it looked horrible. Thanks for the great information. But in the flooring industry, those are referred to as ‘finishes’. Send us a message using the form below, or call us at 847-251-1200. That Golden Brown is a Duraseal color. Natural Peach You could try Jacobean. Either way I hope your project turns out well. We have a few gaps that I can see the floorboards, it’s glaring with a dark floor another was filled with some filler but it looks cakey, these are in main areas that can’t be covered by a rug. Hi Tadas! At this very moment we’re salvaging a floor that a “professional” company messed up big time. Our trim is pine with the same stain. You don’t install wood floors, just refinish? We’re working with DuraSeal and expect to coat with oil based polyurethane. Any suggestion on the stain color for the floors? Does floor stain color need to match baseboards? The Pure made it a bit reddish and did nothing for the sapwood. Cedar Creek is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of quality building products that specializes in servicing the retail building materials. My question is should both 1st floor and garden level floors have the same color stain. On the link below you’ll find the pics (the very first one is when it had the lighter flooring before I purchased the house). Do we need to re stain with the same golden oak to match the baseboards, window trim and casing or can we go a shade or two darker on the dining room floor? We have a home that is full of golden oak and don’t want to paint or replace at this time. It’s a pretty typical colonial, in the woods with stone walls and white picket fence outside. The picture up top is deceiving… it’s color in the photo looks different because of the suns reflection off the wood outside. I know that this used to be done many years ago. The wood most likely will be a different type and it will not take the stain the same as your floor. In this post, I'll try to catch you up on all that has happened in the dining room since we moved in. I would not be able to guess what it is from behind my computer though unfortunately. Thinking jacobean, dark walnut or coffee brown. I really like your first picture at the top of this blog, but you said it’s ebony and that looked really black to us. Once you had decided on a color you were happy with we would then start the job. Try a small amount first and make sure you record how much you used of each. I should mention it is white oak quartersawn and rift. I found some beautiful images of Golden Pecan floors online. AND, they can be mixed and/or layered for pretty much unlimited color choice. Common is more rustic and has more “defects” (if that’s how you view them) compared to higher grades like “select”. After much research online I can’t find any reference to bleed back of OLD stain in this way. It’s always nice to hear that the effort we put into these posts are appreciated :). In the top picture where you are pictured on red oak floors with straight Ebony stain, were the floors water popped before you applied the Ebony stain? Most people keep them their natural color. 2) Keep the floors natural or use a light colored stain (Golden Oak perhaps if your taste is country) and enjoy the difference in the woods. Oak wood has a porous quality to it, which makes it very absorbent of staining materials. Try adding a quarter first and then half and half if its not brown enough. It’s a very large room and the ceiling is done with the same wood that is why we thought of staining for some contrast. That may be close to what you’re looking for. They already look great in their natural colors. How bad are the sanding marks in the existing floor? May be a little too dark for my place though. For more information, call us at 800-362-5864. Thanks Chris. Most are either white or cream colored. What a shame this has happened :(. Most people stain their floors in an attempt to get them to look like one of these awesome floors. Can you please advice me. Since we don’t, we ended up going the DIY route. How would you darken it up a bit? The actual color can be seen closer to the door in the strip of light. I’m not loving the colour:((((( any suggestions? I thought from the samples taken it would be darker. Sorry you’re having trouble. Thank you for your help. You can see some samples here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wdflooring/6438273691/in/photostream/, Might not go with your decorating style in your farmhouse though, depends on your taste :). It sounds like you only have the fir in the living room – you could make a focal point out of that beautiful wood if you wanted to and not even bother trying to hide or blend it. If you’ve narrowed your choices down to 2 or 3 colors then you’re well on your way to getting the perfect stain for your hardwood floors. 3) Be very daring and become a trend-setter with one of the newest and latest colors coming out for floors – greys and whites. Our doors and trim are solid oak and our kitchen cabinets are birch, all stained with Early American. White oak stairs with 2 part Provincial and 1 part English Chestnut stain Wellesley, Ma. Is it darker than EC? As you can see these English Chestnuts look very different. As I’ve gotten a bit carried away with this post, I’ll make that the subject of my next blog post (you can read it here). So the stain color is a very big commitment. Natural colored old fir is absolutely beautiful. I still want the coffee brown tone but want a lighter brighter look. He therefore experimented in a small bedroom. I did experiment with a natural mix but the color was a bit uninspired. Keep in mind, we are finishing them off with a water base matte finish…I hope that doesn’t effect the final outcome…Any advise would be greatly appreciated. It’s very hard to tell with the lighting and shadows but the color looks a lot like Provincial to me. What combination of stains would you suggest so I could get the same type of look with white oak flooring? Yes they can be stained, but it can be tricky staining tropical wood because of the natural oils in them. Or, should we go ahead and make plugs and proceed accordingly? – you need to ask your refinishing guy about these. I’m going to quote from a former reply above to save some time if that’s ok…. As my advice is always… test a few mixes on a scrap piece first. Unfortunately once the stain is down, plus 3 coats of finish on top, there’s not much you can do other than sand it off and start all over. I was thinking-as a last resort-to take a thin blade to the dark joints; open them a hairline and then very carefully apply wood putty (not filler). He is now recommending that we change route and go with a medium brown colour to hide this problem. Let us know how it goes. Love your web-site! It seems every picture I see of floors that I like is a custom stain that was done on site. Thanks for coming back and giving us an update with your experience, we appreciate that a lot. I’m thinking of refinishing my 32 year old oak floors (kitchen, great room-open floor plan). Hi Tadas, were redoing our floors and walls we want to do the the walls edge come gray (light gray) and the floor we want to do darker but not very dark like ebony or jacobean a b;t lighter and not red or orange… what do u recommend that will compliment the walls and vica versa?thanks! Thanks, A lot of people have exactly these same questions :). Apply by spray, brush or cloth. Hopefully there aren’t too many dark joints. Hi, I am refinishing my staircase which is red oak and want a warm brown color. From my very limited observation, it seems like there is some sort of contaminate in the gaps between the boards. They are your floors and you have to live with them. Sorry you have had to re-do them. These finishes accentuate the character of the wood, so if you have a lot of variation then it will be hard to mask that with a light color unfortunately. Help! If they’re quite wide then you could use wood flour cement or even hot glue to close them up. I wanted a light grey so I started testing Ribio Monocoat. We are also refinishing cabinets to white and looking for a modern, but rich deep contrast. You can also use Neutral to lighten the shade if needed. If I were to use Minwax Satin finish would that be protective enough or should I use something better? If they are there in the winter and you fill them, the floor won’t have any room for expansion when the humidity rises in the summer. Do you like the light, clean open look of a lighter colored modern grey shade…, Or do you fancy the deep, elegant and bold look of dark black floors…, Maybe your eye is drawn to the brown shades in between these two palates…. Just a thought and another option. As far as humidity level, 43% is great. Natural. 1) I know your windows are small, but if you have light colored walls you could blend the two floors all in together with a darker stain. Us hardwood floor guys love longer length flooring and it’s hard to get. 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