Hardwood floor color?

ellendiAugust 10, 2014

What is popular now? WE will be renovating a co-op and will be putting hardwood floors throughout.
We live in a 50's split with the original orangey hardwood that my husband wants to copy! Looks great here, but not for the co-op.
I think a medium brown but need to have a name of a color as a starting point.
All ideas welcome.

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kkny

Haha, same for me, downsizing, Going with golden Oak

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 4:47PM
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gregmills_gw

Popular trends vary by region. Right now in the upper midwest my trend has been dark (yuck!) but it can change in a heartbeat.

You need to figure out the brand of stain you plan on using first because different colors are named differently by different brands.

Then figure out how dark and how much red you want.
Duraseal (minwax) has a color called Medium Brown.
Buy some sample size cans and play around with colors.

The swatches they give out are junk. Primariy because the size is too small and one color will look different on brand new wood and look different on a 50 yr old wood.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 6:55PM
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ellendi

The co-op is my daughter's. We get to play along!
Thanks for the info. I think I'll try to collect pictures of what I think will look good and go to a flooring place.
It seems the medium browns are in right now, but I thought maybe they are called something that I could research.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:19AM
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