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Hardwood floor, color variation

Posted by KatieEV80 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 24, 12 at 10:27

I currently have oak trim throughout my home, which has a honey color. I am interested in a darker floor that complements the current oak trim. I have fallen in love with the look of an engineered tigerwood, but I would really prefer an unfinished domestic that can be stained. Any suggestions for a species or staining method that might offer more color variation? Would something "character grade" be appropriate?

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RE: Hardwood floor, color variation

You may get a stained flooring close to the color of a naturally finished exotic wood like tigerwood. But never quite that real and rich. You may try domestice Thermo treated woods.

RE: Hardwood floor, color variation

Northern ash flooring will give you blonds, tans and browns. Also, so-called "brown maple" can be acquired that will give lots of color variation.

Finishing with a high quality clear coating, such as commercial two-part waterborne urethane or another non-yellowing wood floor finish, will give you a vivid result that will change little over time.

If you can't find what you are looking for in the usual distribution channels, try some local flooring mills.

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