Thanks never thought of that. Cancork Floor Ink, amazing tips, I'll make sure the flooring professional uses the right finish and also that he applies it over the sample before I choose the color. It is red oak (clearly you can see that), but I do like the look... it is warm and our house looked a little cold after we remodeled. The only stain that came close was Bona seal gray stain. Oak cabinets, doors, trim, floors and furnishings with all the same finish. Increasing in popularity, the brushed wood texture will make new floorboards look like they have been lived on for generations, adding character and a sense of heritage to the floors. White oak has a sweet smelling scent, where red oak does not. Also, what sheen did you use? I agree, would love to see more photos before I dive into my red oak project. But still the red was still peeking through. Natural sealWeather oakNut meg2 classic grey and one country white. If you’re wanting to go slightly darker than the Pickled Oak or wanting stain with hints of brown and gray, you should probably give Weathered Oak a try. I would not try to lighten my floors unless I painted the brick but at this point I am thinking I’ll leave the brick as is. Good Luck! Natural oak is very versatile design wise and keeps rooms light. I may test this formula again and try 75% Natural and 25% Ebony on a house we are doing now with red oak floors. dbhoffman, the stain is durseal. In case anyone is in search of a stain formula for refinishing red oak floors, here is what we went with...50% Jacobean 25% Grey 25% Weathered Oak. That means you need to see the stain on the floor for roughly 24 hours. it will lighten over time but shows back up when the finish is on. Too dark shows everything & I'm too OCD for that. Red Oak does some interesting stuff to stains. I will try to find a before pic. Or are they professionalply refinished? The floors look a little darker in the photo attached. Then you can stain it like white oak. Oak’s distinctive grain pattern (see photo below) is what people are responding to when they say, “I love the look of oak.” Just dark enough. The grain and the hardness of the oak make it a bit more pet/kid friendly. You can come close...but it will be 2 steps darker than the floors in your photo. Also, make sure you look at samples or make samples on some of the pieces that have a lot of grain since seeing the effect of the stain on the grain is one thing you want to test. Provential and walnut still have a lot of red if you like that look. Red Oak has plenty of natural "red" in it (pinkish if you must have a definition) when finished in a natural clear coat (the yellow stuff is an oil based finish that turned yellow all by itself). :-D. This may seem like a silly question, but are you folks sanding and refinishing the floors yourself? If anything? One option is to take several pieces of Brazilian Cherry to your local paint shop and a few pieces of oak and try to have some stains mixed to complement the flooring. Re: Make red oak look like white oak Lainate some white oak on top of it..... You might be able to change to colour of the wood slightly, but you can't make red oak look like white oak with a finish any more than you could make me look like Mag Ruffman with a coat of make-up. Following on from our post about oak flooring, one of our readers Asked the Home Flooring Pros a very pertinent question; what exactly are the differences between red oak flooring and white oak flooring? If you haven't yet, you might want to search through these dilemmas as there are quite a few floor Pro's that have responded and you may find your answer. It would take some tinkering with samples first but you can mask the rest of the drawer and spray the red oak with a green dye stain to counteract the red in the red oak. A forum community dedicated to professional woodworkers and enthusiasts. I am just in the planning stage of doing ours! Cuts the green tint and toned down the grain. Once the flooring professional has applied 4-6 different stain patches, s/he will apply a single coat of the finish over top (you MUST see the colour with the finish). Title: adventures in staining my red oak hardwood floors products process Description: staining red oak hardwood floors 6 stain on partial floor in entryway and music Via: addicted2decorating.com Title: how to stain a floor white flisol home Description: random width live sawn white oak hardwood flooring stain color antique brown top coated with 3 Via: flisolbogota.info white oak is preferable, which is why it costs a bit more. However, oak does have a very dramatic grain of the wood, which can sometimes give even the darkest stain a streaky effect or the look of highlights. Beth H, thank you for your input. The green dye is an aniline dye which can be obtained in powders or is available premixed with wood alcohol. It is classic grey. OK....so red oak has a cinnamon tone with plenty of red-gold in it. Is that it? What does seem to be in style, though is very dark floors … Be careful with the stain choice. I like how they're not as shiny as most I've seen. They’ve lightened up some so I like them even more! Gadot12, do you have more pictures of your house and floors? I'd do a medium tone . Color. We also have red oak floors, too and also an exposed brick wall to contend with. Grain effects in red oak vs white oak flooring. I have actually mixed the weathered gray and the darker walnuts. Twenty years ago when I moved into this house, I had the floors sanded and really wanted them light ( they were a dark walnut and the house was dark enough without that). Then just brush it onto the wood. Rebecca, please start your own post w/pictures and we'll be happy to help. Or you need a LOT of bleach. I don’t see red but I do see zebra stripes and other various animal fur coates. I'd love to see more of the final results! Desperate need of all thoughts on color for these. A first indication of whether a floor is red oak or white oak comes from looking at the ray height in a number of flatsawn (plainsawn) boards (see Photo 1). Not sure how to do it, but it is just what I am trying to achieve with red oak floors. The poly is water based, Bona Traffic HD. The white oak looks even, but the red oak looks like zebra stripes–although the dark walnut showed less contrast than the jacobean. En continuant à naviguer sur ce site ou à utiliser cette application, j'accepte que le groupe Houzz utilise des cookies ou d'autres technologies similaires pour améliorer ses produits et services, me proposer du contenu pertinent et personnaliser l'expérience utilisateur. The reason for this is the continuous nature of red-oak cells vs. the segmentation of white-oak cells. Tips & Techniques for Fantastic Oak Finishes. I love gray and have used it in my old apt. Looking for advice on a Floor color that quashes the red and coordinates with the brick. of the same lye as above (be sure to add the lye to the water and not the other way around! The floor came out a true brown without the red. You can bleach it with Oxalic Acid then stain to match. Thank you all for your comments. Thank you Cancork floors! left to rightNatural sealWeather oakNut meg2 classic grey and one country white. I ended up making a stronger solution of 1 cup water, 1 tbs. And you got it, I don't mind going a little darker, is the tone that I'm concerned about. We have red oak and I’m glad I didn’t pay my builder for other “fancier” or more “stylish” wood for two main reasons:-I like the look of the grain of the oak-the oak is harder than maple. In this finishing video, I share my recipe to make poplar look like deep red mahogany. Red oak, on the other hand, is a light wood that, even when aged and sealed, may look closer to a pine color than to other species of oak. They are beautiful. I'd do them myself but the notch and bore is over my head. On first glance, the grain patterns in red and white oak can look similar. If your floor is going to look blotchy, damaged, or like a wild animal skin, better to not even refinish. I don’t like the pattern of the floor and dispise red. My studio is so light and bright, and I don’t think it would look like that with dark stained floors. How to Handle Carpet Stains, Houzz Tour: Color and Light Transform a Brooklyn Townhouse, Bathed in Color: When to Use Red in the Bath, Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors, Cooking With Color: When to Use Red in the Kitchen, Kitchen of the Week: Red Energizes a Functional White Kitchen, Color Your Home's View With Stained Glass. The weathered oak and classic gray look nice with your wall color. The walls are BM Stonehedge, woodwork is BM Chantilly Lace which brings lots of light into my East facing windows. You need WHITE oak flooring to achieve this. When you love the look of natural wood, red oak is one type of flooring that can hold up well to clear coats because of its color variations. Weathered oak (I think on right...but it's been a few weeks ;) is a nice light option that has more brown tones). Which is achievable to some extent. That’s just the nature of wood. Check It Out! And be aware that solvent based finishes turn ORANGE (again...must be avoided). It gave me the courage to try bleaching some red oak trim to match my white oak cabinets. This is red oak with 2 coats of Bona Nordic Seal (3 coats and it looked blue). It's so beautiful, I'm hoping to do the same in our place! I'm thinking you may have to bleach it first. Color is on left and we could not be happier. I know I will not achieve exactly the same color of the picture in a red oak floor. I think this floor can handle a medium cherry tone that is a step or two lighter than the trim...but in the same tones. May 11, 2015 - Grey stain on red oak floors-looks more modern and lighter to match with color 3. You as the HOMEOWNER then watch the stains move through the 5 different lighting conditions of your home (early morning, noon, late afternoon, evening, artificial lighting conditions). Stained glass, red oak floors and other traditional details give a newly built home in Texas an antique feel that fits right in, Forget those low-end products of old. Use short strokes of the brush, ... it will be almost impossible to make them look exactly like oak, as the grains of the two woods are too dissimilar. All great information, aw_amanda, what brand stain did you use and the grey, was it weathered gray? Both red and white oak are great choices, but if I personally had to choose one over the other, I’d go for white oak (and you’ll see why below). This should cover the natural pink in the red oak wood flooring, and provide an even lighter color tone you are wanting. It's more alcohol than green so it's just enough to take the red out. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1269, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. To test stain, just wipe each stain on an extra piece of oak and look at them in different light and pay attention to how much the grain stands out. Wanted exactly like your picture. You are going to live with this floor for a very, very long time. Avoid ANYTHING that is orange, gold, red or red-brown. The best way to do this: have a few patches of the same 3-4 different stain choices applied to patches in different areas of the house. By the time you see him/her on Monday morning, you will have discovered your favourite. Picture of the results. Above: The floors after two rounds of wood bleach. It extends the "work" time...but it is a great way to get a true sense of your favourite finish. After 4 samples of gray our floor pro displayed on the floor I chose the darkest. Something like provincial is my current thought. It won’t have the orange or red undertones. Right. Now when I say stain it green I don't mean green like green paint. 10 Awesome Hardwood Floor Stain Colors for White Oak - Minwax Stain Colors On Oak 27 Test 768 Representation Custom Mixing. Red and white oak are the most common types used in America, with white oak being the cheaper variety. The drawers need to be white oak. I’m reupholsering my art deco love seats and chairs and need window treatments. Rays are ribbon-shaped collections of cells that radiate from the center of the trunk (pith) toward the bark. The floor came out a true brown without the red. I'm definitely glad I didn't stick with going lighter because I know they would have been too pink based on how pink the raw boards were after sanding. all the red oak I've messed with was definatly reddish/ pink. My five fingerblock original 60s red oak wood floors are being stained tomorrow. It pulls hints of gray which helps to give it the weathered look. Come join the discussion about shop safety, wood, carpentry, lumber, finishing, tools, machinery, woodworking related topics, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! I want something light and without red, orange or yellow undertones (more brownish/ grayish). White oak can actually darken to a medium brown, and, with some white oak subspecies, even a light black. Floorplan for kitchen and dinning room dilemma. because I thought I would have the same problem all over agian and they are in good shape ( even the well used kitchen). I want to order the drawers unfinshed notched and bored. I wanted them to be light but felt it was more important to block out/tone down the red. Hi, you can a sample of gray stain. Know your floors. However, if you look closer you can see that the longer growth span endows white oak with straighter and tighter gains. over the years they get reader and reder (is that a word)- ok even orangier and orangier. I'd fur over the brick and drywall. Red oak is more abundant and installed in more homes. what is the poly water based Bona Traffic? Many paint stores carry it or it can be bought on the internet. Dip a white china brush into the golden oak gel stain and paint it onto the surface of the wood, following the grain. Minwax Classic Gray. Some of my customers prefer the look of red oak, others white and others couldn’t care less. aw_amanda never mind I figured it out... thanks, would love to see more pics of anyone red oak floors that got rid of the orange/pink and what ya'll use :). This flooring is known for its very warm tones that can look reddish or yellowish, and going neutral with your color scheme is the key to offsetting that. So....if you want to kill the red you MUST work with a mid-tone floor or DARKER. I read on different answers on houzz, and came to conclusion that the gray stain was going away and taken over by natural, lighter wood tones. Did the paint or flooring store mix the stain or did the flooring people do it? Nothing brings grey to life faster than yellow or orange. Another project I'm working on is fixing( replacing) a few drawers in my camp kitchen. Yes, there are 2 main species of oak floors – white oak and red oak – and yes, they are different. Red oak will almost always have very short rays, usually between 1/8″ to 1/2″ long, rarely ever more than 3/4″ to 1″ in length. I mixed some White Vinegar and some pieces of Steelwool in a Jar, you will need to let it set in the Jar for at least a day or two. By Dave Munkittrick. The floors were red oak. And that’s it. If you want to introduce greys, that’s fine. Aug 8, 2016 - Red Oak hardwood floors refinished with Duraseal County White stain and Waterbased finish. Oak wood has a porous quality to it, which makes it very absorbent of staining materials. Some of these floors have a dramatic turn under artificial lighting. (Pictured above on the right.) Oxalic acid is not the bleach that removes the natural color from wood. You can see a little pink here, but I don't notice it on a day to day basis. White oak, as compared to red oak, is water tight and is used to make wine and whiskey barrels. My floors are done, and while whitewashing red oak hardwood floors is a huge job, I think it was very well worth the effort and hard work. Hi Julie, I love how your floors came out and would love to do the same, You are very welcome! The flooring people put 2 coats of a water based sealant on it which did not change the color. Your flooring professional will hand mix some stains for you. Feel free to check out my instagram account to see more picture of the floors @ourhastingshome. En savoir plus. And they are not quite sure what to do but know they really want to achieve an updated look. This key difference increases white oak’s resistance to rot and decay. White Oak has closed pores which makes the stain process a little bit more difficult opposed to Red Oak. One of the most common issues we deal with at K. Renee Home are clients that have grown tired of or have just purchased a new (older) home with lots and lots of reddish or yellow toned oak. White or grey cabinets are a good way to balance the red tones in Red Oak hardwood. Lots of it. Once you smell white oak, you won’t forget it. White oak (left), red oak (right) Look closely at the picture above, (click on it to enlarge it if you have to), and note the length of the rays in both types of wood. The floors look a little darker in the photo attached. the stain you have above looks like american walnut or provincial , color below: do NOT use a Minwax stain product. Will someone enlighten me as to why those floors are being redone? You can read more about the differences between white and red oak flooring here. You need to see it move through it's paces - especially under your lighting conditions. It works well if s/he puts down the stain patches on a Friday night. Here is another picture of the red oak with a light stain. Hope this helps. That said, the walnut is pretty too, though sometimes some stains accentuate the grain more than I like. So nice to have real hardwoods again! I'm still struggling with a few issues. It might be a lot simpler to see if you can order the drawers unassembled. If you like a stain but something still feels off, you can mix it with other stains to get the right look. The darker floors do show dust a bit more. Once you've inspected your stains after they have moved through all 5 different lighting conditions, you can then tell the the refinisher your choice. do you already have your red oak installed? That's why I said............."start your own thread". Industrial space and it was left to acknowledge that? Paint and seal, the only solution I have found to achieve a grayish biege color. http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/catalog_browse.asp?ictNbr=178. Every single piece of wood took on a gray hue including the red oak. definitely drowned out the orange/red tones. Make sure the refinisher adds at LEAST ONE COAT of finish to the stain so that you can see the FINISHED colour (with the gloss level asked for). if you keep them light, you will see it. Unlike a movie star, however, oak is easy to work with—even during finishing. It would take some tinkering with samples first but you can mask the rest of the drawer and spray the red oak with a green dye stain to counteract the red in the red oak. This is … See Also White Oak … What's the reason for it? Do NOT choose a stain from raw stain sitting on raw wood. I also agree with the poster who included the pictures of the end grain oaks in this article. What's the purpose of a big wall of brick? Is there a way to get them to match better or do I just have to deal with the difference .? They came out a very nice neutral brown with a slight grey tone. Really. Any how the company doesn't offer 1/2" white oak ply bottoms, just red. It's pretty easy to figure out. The good news is I am ordering extra large area rugs for the living room, dining room, 1 bedroom, (the other 2 bedrooms will have wall to wall) galley and hallways will have 2 runners. For that you want a two part A/B bleach. It was the exterior of the house at some, point and you or someone added on? Because we had to have GRAY walls? Put a drop of the stain on a white piece of paper and smear it around. I couldn't turn the picture but you can at least get an idea of what my red oak flooring looks like with a light stain. *A red oak versus white oak* pore test shows the white oak pores are plugged with tyloses, or outgrowths, that work to protect the woods from damage. When I'm done I'll post some pictures here to help people that might have the same dilema. You can choose a light off-white color (like Nantucket White) for walls to balance the intensity of … I finished the floors last night, so I couldn’t walk on them to take pictures until this morning. 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In the 20’s up through the late 1950’s, the type of wood installed in a home aligned with the income level, those who could afford White Oak would put it in their homes, others would select Red Oak… We had red oak installed in our kitchen and living room. Choose whichever you PREFER. These floors are darker than you want - but I was surprised how much the red was taken out of the floors by adding in the Natural stain. The scent is most noticeable when you make a crosscut and put your nose to it. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. You need to be aware of that before you choose the floor colour. Now when I say stain it green I don't mean green like green paint. What hardware to use with Kohler brushed brass kitchen faucet? I'm also in the process of finishing my floors and tried many stains on my sanded red oak floors. Then you can cut and install you own 1/2" white oak bottoms. red oak has a natural 'red' undertone, hence the name. aw_amanda all the stains were durseal? Red oak would feature more swirls, zig zags or deviations in its grain. Be aware that your inspiration floor will not be achieved. I have not even thought about having them resanded ( the whole first floor!!) Water based finishes will offer a clear finish without discolouration. Natural White Oak hardwood floors are one of the best species if you are considering a distressed wood floor. OK. Now what? aw_amandawas that with one coat of stain? I am confused but I love the color of the floors. If the colour seems to have a bit of green to it you are in the ball park. I'm very happy with it. The original was actually pretty fine. Definitely know what type of floor you are working with! I’ve heard that using ebony obliterates contrast. The next step for the floor would be 2 coats of "street shoe". The two classic gray/ country white looks great. Is it a loft? You will be hugely surprised once the finish is applied over the stain - completely different look. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The floor looks gorgeous BUT in certain light looks a little pinkish or red to us. We decided not to stain it, just leave it natural. The underlying structure of the wood is completely different and that is what makes it look like white oak. Your floors are like denim. A layer of finish is applied and the person goes home. since 2002. Then you can stain it like white oak. Your professional flooring installer will offer colour patches directly applied to your installed floors. Well, both of them are good options for residential flooring, but they do have different properties that might make you opt for one over the other. When I saw this, I knew there was hope. My main level floors are natural oak and I love them. I actually have some green aniline dye kicking around that i used in some intarsien projects.I'll dilute it down and give it a shot. All you get with red oak and light stain........is PINK floors. I think I did that one it was from a new collection. Like a movie star, oak possesses natural good looks. aw_amanda. For a couple of years they were beautiful- no stain just finish. Need help choosing a floor stain for my red oak floors, Red oak floor stain (oil, water based polyurethane or a stain). I'm just posting this to show you the shades. The color of your floor sets the tone for the room. It looks just how you would think,,,,,a brown w/gray tones! I think you have to be looking for pink to see it. Thanks much. Now that you have the stain patches, go ahead and pick the one that is as close as possible to your favourite. Replace yellow and orange maple floors with honey oak floors, and my answer is still the same. Jan, just to clarify that I am the person with the brick and I am definitely planning to go darker and browner. Now you have told me th eproblem ( solvent based finish) I am thinking..... thanks again, Andressa, do you have an update on what you ended up doing? First, I wouldn’t really say that there is a trend towards white oak. My upstairs floors are gunstock and I like them too. I need to choose a stain color for my hardwood red oak floors and I wanted to achieve something similar to the look bellow. I suggest working with ANY colour that has green undertones in it. I had the same dilemma in a new construction house I was doing the design for. Those who say it cannot be done should stay out of the way of the people doing it. The oil based polyurethane will amber over time while water based will not, or not as much. The color choices are as delicious as they sound, A client’s roots in the Netherlands and desire for red countertops drive a unique design, Interiors get an enchanting perspective with stained glass windows, doors and fixtures that dapple the light, Make your home glow with light and color from modern or traditional stained glass, Personnaliser mon expérience à l'aide de cookies, Houzz Tour: A New Home Honors a Historic Neighborhood, Out, Darn Spot! There have been a lot of dilemmas here asking the same question. You can look at a flooring center, but different stains can look a little different depending on the company. Darker and browner. Hopefully I'll not end up with an orange or green floor as I've read in some discussions (scary..). We went with a darker floor - 50/50 Ebony & Natural minwax stain. Actually provincial is one of the colors I'm considering, and I've read that classic gray or weathered oak could neutralize some possible red undertones, so I'll test a mix of provincial with 25% of one of those other stains as well, lets see how it goes. If all of the rays are less than 1 … I'm in the exact same situation and want those results you first posted about. May not be a bad idea to also bleach the white oak to reduce the difference even further. Above: The floor contractor patiently bleached a series of sample red oak floor boards to see what the floor would look like with three different stains: white, gray, and clear. We just bought a mid-century co-op and haven’t moved in yet. I'll attach the picture of the gray stain for you. It was topped with three coats of the Bona Ultra Matte (I think that is what it's called). The "tones" are the important part, not necessarily the depth of colour. ), and 1/2 cup of 40 volume clear hair developer from a Sally’s Beauty Supply, then brushed it on with a chip brush. None of the three shown are fabulolous. The exact formula was two coats of Bona Nordic Seal and three coats of Bona Ultra Matte. If you want to temper the red tones… try off-white or light grey colors. Because red oak has such a close graining pattern, which Brazilian Cherry does not, you might also want to … These floors are darker than you want - but I was surprised how much the red was taken out of the floors by adding in the Natural stain. White oak and red oak will look different when the same stains are applied to them. I have tried a few sample pieces using the Mohawk wiping stain 545 burnt umber and the red oak of course is a tad oranger then the white when stained. JavaScript is disabled. We wanted a more modern/brown look at mixed 75% Jacobean and 25% classic white. 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