I’m beginning to think that it is super important to do the matte finish coat... think we used Bona ultra matte??? We chose espresso prefinished red oak for the main level and then did a sand and stain to match on the existing red oak upstairs. We are VERY happy with it. GRAY MEDIUM BROWN RED MAHOGANY GOLDEN OAK Metropolitan Formulated for witty sophistication, the Metropolitan Collection presents rich neutrals to serve as an urbane backdrop to life. Would love to see pictures and/or hear how turned out and if had any red/pink undertone come through? Also the stair treads are a different wood. We can look at pictures of the samples, along with your maple cabinets and let you know what we think. We spoke to the guy at the floor company doing the work last night. I can’t stand the thought of my oak hardwoods becoming landfill. Feb 26, 2016 - Finished! I am looking for a red oak finish (no stain) that compliments walnut -- so, light with a … Do you know what grade the oak is? Apr 17, 2017 - Red Oak hardwood floor refinished with Bona Gray stain an waterbased finish. I would consider provincial or special walnut as to possibilities. Anyone used bona nordicseal on red oak? The floor does stain more easily than with our 20 year old Glitsa. thanks for posting and I'll share final pics. But still the red was still peeking through. I went back and did some touching up with a stain marker. 1/2 Weathered Oak to 1/2 Classic Gray; 3/4 Classic Gray to 1/4 Jacobean; Jacobean; None of these really gave me the look I wanted from the cedar. have red oak floors (old and new) and walnut cabinetry coming. They bleached the red out prior and they looked great. Your floors are beautiful! Plus it's cheaper (still more expensive than normal Mega) but takes a couple more days to fully cure. Now that the old finish is stripped on the original flooring the wood seems lighter than the newer installed red oak where they meet. Make sure they use the amount per square foot that the bottle says with the number of coats that the bottle says. Weathered oak and and Classic Gray did not cover the red in the cedar enough. You can see that this stain consistently pulls a brown hue with the exception of the red oak for obvious reasons. Thank you. I tend to view Special Walnut as a lighter brown stain. thank you!! Jacobean was way too dark. Red oak by nature will always have a red undertone, so I would try 1/2 Classic Gray and 1/2 Weathered Oak. Sorry if it’s a silly question. My floors are Appalachian red oak and Bona products was used. (Bathroom Cleaning Hacks) - Duration: 12:47. I wish we had bleached the hall flooring because those have a definite pink glow ;-). You can read above that some feel it’s too pink. We went with special walnut on our red oak and are super happ! My before flooring looks very similar to yours and I’m in the process of choosing stains. It also looked like the actual stain in the can had just a tiny bit of a red undertone to it, so red undertone stain on top of red oak isn’t really a good combo. You seem to know a lot about this/or have used it yourself. our floor saga continues and funny enough is supposed to be resolved this week. green (or the ash tones) will tend to cancel out some of the red. I tried to include photos that show the red as i see it. Thank you for your feedback!! Good luck! The darker patches, inconsistent color boards, and knots are called "character markings" in the industry. Thanks for your help!! @pcfl1 How many coats of Bona NaturalSeal and how many coats of traffic HD matte did you do ? I was worried initially, but rather than detract, I think they help give the floors dimension and "character". We have red oak and I was planning on using bona in them to lighten them but I don’t want pink floors! I found it a challenge to get the contractor not to cheat in the process to save time. I'm in Chicago and would highly recommend my contractor, Michael at https://www.hardwood-flooring-chicago.com/ who was recommended to me by a friend who also had a great experience. Application of Bona grey stain on 2 1/4x3/4 #1 Red oak. Dust doesn't seem to show up much--maybe a bit more than our light oak. That's normal. Is this a question? Beautiful! I'm approaching naturally wjth some trepidation. Floors only have stain on it so far and I’m not sure how they will look different with the water based poly. Four beautiful collections with 26 colors capture the invigorating spirit of great design. Discover (and save!) Laying tile over existing tile in a very small entryway. They will look like this while they are 'fresh' (the first month or so). Your floors look beautiful! Did you buy the stain from Home Depot?Thanks. We want to have them sanded down just to a more natural state . I agree! I’m in the process of choosing what stain to refinish my red oak floors. Well, I mean test every dark stain if you want dark floors and every light stain if you want light floors. Want not too light, not too dark, rich, warm and not red/orange. Stick with traditional colors and avoid the gray tones. GRAPHITE EBONY SEDONA RED DRIFTWOOD GREY ROSEWOOD AGED PEWTER Colors presented in brochure prepared on red or white oak species. How do I know if my oak floors are white or red oak ? Red Oak #2 Bona stains in ½ neutral ¼ grey ¼ jacobean 3 coats satin poly clear He likes the way the satin goes on, and said I won't experience satin "coming through" with wear. Hope so! Super fast dry time plus, it doesn't have the same odor issues as the oil base. Stay away from gray. I have also uploaded the video from my Youtube channel.I hope this he… It's definitely the lighting! The pics above are newer and I tried to find ones that show the floors in various lighting. White oak has a smoother less busy look and feel. Did you add any additional coats? 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