We had red oak installed in our kitchen and living room. My five fingerblock original 60s red oak wood floors are being stained tomorrow. Or are they professionalply refinished? 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. Many paint stores carry it or it can be bought on the internet. I am just in the planning stage of doing ours! do you already have your red oak installed? Red oak is more abundant and installed in more homes. So....if you want to kill the red you MUST work with a mid-tone floor or DARKER. Your flooring professional will hand mix some stains for you. You are going to live with this floor for a very, very long time. White oak and red oak will look different when the same stains are applied to them. It might be a lot simpler to see if you can order the drawers unassembled. Thanks much. aw_amanda all the stains were durseal? 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. What does seem to be in style, though is very dark floors … Sonora Floors Engineered Red Oak in Sable Smooth / … left to rightNatural sealWeather oakNut meg2 classic grey and one country white. 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. 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. The original was actually pretty fine. The green dye is an aniline dye which can be obtained in powders or is available premixed with wood alcohol. I agree, would love to see more photos before I dive into my red oak project. 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. Thank you Cancork floors! Dip a white china brush into the golden oak gel stain and paint it onto the surface of the wood, following the grain. I love gray and have used it in my old apt. Will someone enlighten me as to why those floors are being redone? Your professional flooring installer will offer colour patches directly applied to your installed floors. Cuts the green tint and toned down the grain. Which is achievable to some extent. Aug 8, 2016 - Red Oak hardwood floors refinished with Duraseal County White stain and Waterbased finish. The darker floors do show dust a bit more. 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. I suggest working with ANY colour that has green undertones in it. Above: The floors after two rounds of wood bleach. Some of my customers prefer the look of red oak, others white and others couldn’t care less. Another way to tell white oak from red oak is the smell. 3. Feel free to check out my instagram account to see more picture of the floors @ourhastingshome. Like a movie star, oak possesses natural good looks. Definitely know what type of floor you are working with! 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. Avoid ANYTHING that is orange, gold, red or red-brown. Is that it? OK....so red oak has a cinnamon tone with plenty of red-gold in it. You need to be aware of that before you choose the floor colour. Red and white oak today are beautiful, versatile and relatively inexpensive, Know the right solutions and when to use them to prevent stains from pets, soda, chocolate, blood and more, Bright red and robin’s egg blue accents set off white walls and wood floors in this bright New York family home, Rev up your space and flatter all skin tones with bold, beautiful red on bathroom walls, floors and fixtures, Get the Pros and Cons of Oak, Ash, Pine, Maple and Solid Bamboo, Candy Apple Red, Red Licorice and more for your kitchen walls, cabinets or island? 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. Oak’s distinctive grain pattern (see photo below) is what people are responding to when they say, “I love the look of oak.” So nice to have real hardwoods again! You can bleach it with Oxalic Acid then stain to match. There have been a lot of dilemmas here asking the same question. If you want to introduce greys, that’s fine. We decided not to stain it, just leave it natural. I'm very happy with it. Be aware that your inspiration floor will not be achieved. 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. I will try to find a before pic. 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. I want to order the drawers unfinshed notched and bored. Here is another picture of the red oak with a light stain. Jan, just to clarify that I am the person with the brick and I am definitely planning to go darker and browner. It won’t have the orange or red undertones. 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). Natural sealWeather oakNut meg2 classic grey and one country white. I'm thinking you may have to bleach it first. Any how the company doesn't offer 1/2" white oak ply bottoms, just red. That means you need to see the stain on the floor for roughly 24 hours. Hi, you can a sample of gray stain. Rebecca, please start your own post w/pictures and we'll be happy to help. I'd do them myself but the notch and bore is over my head. And be aware that solvent based finishes turn ORANGE (again...must be avoided). Darker and browner. The weathered oak and classic gray look nice with your wall color. Replace yellow and orange maple floors with honey oak floors, and my answer is still the same. 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 Now that you have the stain patches, go ahead and pick the one that is as close as possible to your favourite. 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. It works well if s/he puts down the stain patches on a Friday night. 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. Red and white oak are the most common types used in America, with white oak being the cheaper variety. Picture of the results. I'd fur over the brick and drywall. For that you want a two part A/B bleach. You need to see it move through it's paces - especially under your lighting conditions. definitely drowned out the orange/red tones. That's OK. After 4 samples of gray our floor pro displayed on the floor I chose the darkest. By Dave Munkittrick. 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. We went with a darker floor - 50/50 Ebony & Natural minwax 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. Above: These test boards were bleached twice. Thanks never thought of that. I also agree with the poster who included the pictures of the end grain oaks in this article. 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. My upstairs floors are gunstock and I like them too. And they are not quite sure what to do but know they really want to achieve an updated look. Grain effects in red oak vs white oak flooring. I may test this formula again and try 75% Natural and 25% Ebony on a house we are doing now with red oak floors. it will lighten over time but shows back up when the finish is on. What's the reason for it? 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? A forum community dedicated to professional woodworkers and enthusiasts. It's more alcohol than green so it's just enough to take the red out. since 2002. May 11, 2015 - Grey stain on red oak floors-looks more modern and lighter to match with color For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. over the years they get reader and reder (is that a word)- ok even orangier and orangier. It's pretty easy to figure out. When I'm done I'll post some pictures here to help people that might have the same dilema. 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. Then you can cut and install you own 1/2" white oak bottoms. 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. Once you smell white oak, you won’t forget it. I'm in the exact same situation and want those results you first posted about. Weathered oak (I think on right...but it's been a few weeks ;) is a nice light option that has more brown tones). The floors look a little darker in the photo attached. Minwax Classic Gray. Also, what sheen did you use? The next step for the floor would be 2 coats of "street shoe". 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). 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. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1269, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. I had the same dilemma in a new construction house I was doing the design for. Anything that is "light" will HIGHLIGHT the red. You can see a little pink here, but I don't notice it on a day to day basis. 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). Nothing brings grey to life faster than yellow or orange. 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. 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. The only stain that came close was Bona seal gray stain. It gave me the courage to try bleaching some red oak trim to match my white oak cabinets. I have actually mixed the weathered gray and the darker walnuts. However, if you look closer you can see that the longer growth span endows white oak with straighter and tighter gains. red oak has a natural 'red' undertone, hence the name. The drawers need to be white oak. The oil based polyurethane will amber over time while water based will not, or not as much. if you keep them light, you will see it. If all of the rays are less than 1 … what is the poly water based Bona Traffic? 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. 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. The poly is water based, Bona Traffic HD. 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. 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). 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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! When I saw this, I knew there was hope. The white oak looks even, but the red oak looks like zebra stripes–although the dark walnut showed less contrast than the jacobean. If you like a stain but something still feels off, you can mix it with other stains to get the right look. You can read more about the differences between white and red oak flooring here. The reason for this is the continuous nature of red-oak cells vs. the segmentation of white-oak cells. I want something light and without red, orange or yellow undertones (more brownish/ grayish). Tips & Techniques for Fantastic Oak Finishes. It pulls hints of gray which helps to give it the weathered look. Beth H, thank you for your input. I'm still struggling with a few issues. That’s just the nature of wood. 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). Hopefully I'll not end up with an orange or green floor as I've read in some discussions (scary..). Then you can stain it like white oak. This key difference increases white oak’s resistance to rot and decay. Now when I say stain it green I don't mean green like green paint. My main level floors are natural oak and I love them. Rays are ribbon-shaped collections of cells that radiate from the center of the trunk (pith) toward the bark. You can come close...but it will be 2 steps darker than the floors in your photo. 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. 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. This should cover the natural pink in the red oak wood flooring, and provide an even lighter color tone you are wanting. If anything? Oak and broad thanks! Those who say it cannot be done should stay out of the way of the people doing it. 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. I'm also in the process of finishing my floors and tried many stains on my sanded red oak floors. 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. Yes, there are 2 main species of oak floors – white oak and red oak – and yes, they are different. Right. Gadot12, do you have more pictures of your house and floors? None of the three shown are fabulolous. All you get with red oak and light stain........is PINK floors. of the same lye as above (be sure to add the lye to the water and not the other way around! 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. white oak is preferable, which is why it costs a bit more. 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. Choose whichever you PREFER. For a couple of years they were beautiful- no stain just finish. Come join the discussion about shop safety, wood, carpentry, lumber, finishing, tools, machinery, woodworking related topics, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! The floor came out a true brown without the red. the stain you have above looks like american walnut or provincial , color below: do NOT use a Minwax stain product. My studio is so light and bright, and I don’t think it would look like that with dark stained floors. I’ve heard that using ebony obliterates contrast. On first glance, the grain patterns in red and white oak can look similar. That's why I said............."start your own thread". Updated 2020. It was the exterior of the house at some, point and you or someone added on? The color of your floor sets the tone for the room. Natural White Oak hardwood floors are one of the best species if you are considering a distressed wood floor. That said, the walnut is pretty too, though sometimes some stains accentuate the grain more than I like. I’m reupholsering my art deco love seats and chairs and need window treatments. I'd love to see more of the final results! If you still want to go even lighter, try 3/4 pickled oak and 1/4 classic gray. Desperate need of all thoughts on color for these. aw_amanda. If you want to temper the red tones… try off-white or light grey colors. all the red oak I've messed with was definatly reddish/ pink. Really. First, I wouldn’t really say that there is a trend towards white oak. They came out a very nice neutral brown with a slight grey tone. 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. 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. What's the purpose of a big wall of brick? It is classic grey. The flooring people put 2 coats of a water based sealant on it which did not change the color. I think I did that one it was from a new collection. If your floor is going to look blotchy, damaged, or like a wild animal skin, better to not even refinish. This is … The exact formula was two coats of Bona Nordic Seal and three coats of Bona Ultra Matte. Oak cabinets, doors, trim, floors and furnishings with all the same finish. You need WHITE oak flooring to achieve this. I have not even thought about having them resanded ( the whole first floor!!) Be careful with the stain choice. It's so beautiful, I'm hoping to do the same in our place! Because we had to have GRAY walls? Is there a way to get them to match better or do I just have to deal with the difference .? 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. Your floors are like denim. It extends the "work" time...but it is a great way to get a true sense of your favourite finish. Natural oak is very versatile design wise and keeps rooms light. The scent is most noticeable when you make a crosscut and put your nose to it. aw_amandawas that with one coat of stain? It was topped with three coats of the Bona Ultra Matte (I think that is what it's called). dbhoffman, the stain is durseal. En savoir plus. Which looks best, white or red oak? You can look at a flooring center, but different stains can look a little different depending on the company. 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). Something like provincial is my current thought. I like how they're not as shiny as most I've seen. The floors look a little darker in the photo attached. See Also White Oak … Then just brush it onto the wood. What hardware to use with Kohler brushed brass kitchen faucet? The floors were red oak. Wanted exactly like your picture. The underlying structure of the wood is completely different and that is what makes it look like white oak. By the time you see him/her on Monday morning, you will have discovered your favourite. Know your floors. It looks just how you would think,,,,,a brown w/gray tones! I finished the floors last night, so I couldn’t walk on them to take pictures until this morning. 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. In this finishing video, I share my recipe to make poplar look like deep red mahogany. (Pictured above on the right.) 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. I wanted them to be light but felt it was more important to block out/tone down the red. Just dark enough. I'll attach the picture of the gray stain for you. Put a drop of the stain on a white piece of paper and smear it around. Real floors are the best !! Industrial space and it was left to acknowledge that? A layer of finish is applied and the person goes home. Check It Out! Too dark shows everything & I'm too OCD for that. Color is on left and we could not be happier. And you got it, I don't mind going a little darker, is the tone that I'm concerned about. 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… If the colour seems to have a bit of green to it you are in the ball park. You can choose a light off-white color (like Nantucket White) for walls to balance the intensity of … because I thought I would have the same problem all over agian and they are in good shape ( even the well used kitchen). Some of these floors have a dramatic turn under artificial lighting. All great information, aw_amanda, what brand stain did you use and the grey, was it weathered gray? Not sure how to do it, but it is just what I am trying to achieve with red oak floors. Hope this helps. Then you can stain it like white oak. I'm just posting this to show you the shades. Floorplan for kitchen and dinning room dilemma. I don’t like the pattern of the floor and dispise red. Looking for advice on a Floor color that quashes the red and coordinates with the brick. May not be a bad idea to also bleach the white oak to reduce the difference even further. They’ve lightened up some so I like them even more! I'd do a medium tone . 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. The walls are BM Stonehedge, woodwork is BM Chantilly Lace which brings lots of light into my East facing windows. Unlike a movie star, however, oak is easy to work with—even during finishing. Another project I'm working on is fixing( replacing) a few drawers in my camp kitchen. Or you need a LOT of bleach. We wanted a more modern/brown look at mixed 75% Jacobean and 25% classic white. Thank you all for your comments. Water based finishes will offer a clear finish without discolouration. OK. Now what? 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. Is it a loft? White oak, as compared to red oak, is water tight and is used to make wine and whiskey barrels. 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