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Can hickory floors be stained a light gray/beige?

Posted by Zippity-do-dah (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 20, 12 at 0:19

"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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RE: Can hickory floors be stained a light gray/beige?

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.

RE: Can hickory floors be stained a light gray/beige?

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!

RE: Can hickory floors be stained a light gray/beige?

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

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