Can hickory floors be stained a light gray/beige?

Zippity-do-dahNovember 20, 2012

"French" floors are often in light driftwood or gray/beige type of stain. Would hickory take a softening stain to tame the strong contrasts? It seems that the only light hickory is "natural'. Thank you!

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glennsfc

Any wood floor can be decorated to achieve a desired result. Of course, it is best to choose a wood with the grain characteristics you prefer, but if hickory is what you have to "tame" then finishing to tone down contrasts can be done.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 11:54AM
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Zippity-do-dah

Thanks Glennsfc - I will ask my GC to do this! None of our local flooring stores show any hickory w/ a light stain. Happy GWing and Thanksgiving!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:51PM
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glennsfc

Your GC has to find a floor finisher who knows how to achieve what you want. You have a Happy Thanksgiving also.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 10:11PM
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