Has anyone stained an unfinished Brazilian Teak/Cumaru Floor?
I am struggling horribly with choosing hardwood floors for the new home my husband and I are building. I love a rich brown floor (perhaps with a hint of red undertone). I don't like a lot of grain, so originally I was leaning toward Brazilian cherry/walnut thought I don't like how much they darken over time. I was never opposed to a prefinished floor, but can't seem to find what I like - except in Brazilian cherry/walnut (also, those are very pricey). I have been in contact with a the vice president of sales at Brazilian Direct who advised me to get unfinished Brazilian Teak and have it site stained/finished. This all sounds great, but I can't find one person who has done this and not a picture anywhere online so I'm wondering if this is a big mistake and it wouldn't stain well. Anyone have expertise in this area? Please help!