Ugh! oak floor stain is not what I had hoped!
Went home at lunch today to check on my new red oak flooring. It is not even close to the color I wanted. The funny part is I mixed the stain and did several test pieces and the current floor using the same stain mix doesn't match any of my test pieces.
I was aiming for a medium brown with a slight golden undertone. I mixed Provincial and Jacobean stains. All my tests were great.
Now, the floor is much lighter and has a very reddish tone which I definitely didn't want. I know it will get darker with the 2nd coat but I don't want the red....
Furthermore, there are some footprints showing up now that it is stained. The contractor is going to sand those out and restain but that worries me too on color matching. Of course the footprints on the main view into the kitchen which is seen from my front door.