Mixing red oak and white oak-does it matter?
I am renovating a home and have some spaces with original white oak floors that I am sanding and staining (second floor). Some rooms on the first floor had to get new flooring. My builder thought it would be ok to use red oak on that first floor without asking me. I told him to use whatever we had upstairs. His reasoning was they hardly ever use white anymore and red is better. Skip forward to today when I met the floor finishing guy. He tells me the species of woods are different and although they are both oak, they will have different results when stained. I plan on using a walnut stain Minwax special walnut or Cabot coastal gray. The two spaces can not be seen at the same time. Should I forget it and take the lesson learned or should I push for some kind of remedy?