Flooring gurus!(xpost)

ellendiAugust 10, 2014

Yes, I already posted in flooring. We will be renovating a co-op. What is the current popular floor color for hardwood? I would like a medium brown.
I need a starting point to begin looking.
Names of colors would be helpful. .

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What is your budget?

What kind of "hardwood" did you have in mind?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 5:12PM
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To me good old oak like in grandmas house will always look good. I think floor finishers will be busy for years to come redoing floors back to the natural color for their species. Likewise I think hand scraped floors will scream mid 20teens.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 5:35PM
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Thanks. Floor will be oak.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 6:48PM
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Oak! Perfect for all ages, all decors. Leave them natural, don't try to apply color. Oak has an "open grain" and any attempts to stain will be unpredictable.

Plus staining adds a lot of drying time.

And if you don't like it, removing it is almost impossible.

There are other very convincing reasons not to stain an oak floor. Pete says it much better than I do.

Read this before you stain your floor!

Here is a link that might be useful: Reasons not to stain your floor

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 7:37AM
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