have red oak floors (old and new) and walnut cabinetry coming. DuroSeal is manufactured by the same company that makes Minwax....DuraSeal is one step better than Minwax. I hope this is helpful for you :-). If you PM me with your email, I can send them to you. This will hopefully help you see how Pine, Birch, Poplar, White Oak and Red Oak’s undertones play with different stain undertones. I need to check with the company. They take TRAINING (which means unpaid time off and travel to a foreign city to learn these things = EXTRA COSTS). Find just the right shade or custom mix to provide a unique offering to your customers. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this informative resource. I'd be quite pleased if my floors turned out like yours. I posted the exact formula somewhere in this thread. hope to hear back. The floor does stain more easily than with our 20 year old Glitsa. The reason we picked Bona HD was because it gave us the most natural looking grain while disguising as much pink as possible from the Red Oak species. Water-Popped Bona DriFast Stain - Driftwood (Metropolitan Collection), Bona DTS and Bona Traffic Extra Matte Finish White Oak Plank Floors Bayswater Flat, London, UK Always prepare test samples on the type of wood to be used. I think each wood species looked great with some stains and subpar with others. Putting white stain over red oak will just turn my floors pink, and not in a good way. How To Pick The Best Wood Stain For Your Floors Bower. Twig on White Oak Birch on White Oak Driftwood water popped on White Oak Sand Dune on wire brushed Red Oak. @msmcnulty oh gosh, I just noticed this message! Our floor refinisher leans toward the natural in a satin finish. AND… this is where the professionals came in and truly took the stress away. They actually all look the same-gray. You seem to know a lot about this/or have used it yourself. Read this series of posts. Get Inspired @trump2 It was 1 NaturalSeal and 2 Mega One Satin. Just what i want for my red oak. It gave my white oak a fresh and modern look, yet is was still a timeless sealer that really showcased the beauty of the wood. Thank you L Slater. But really- this was something I stressed and stressed over prior to starting this entire hardwood flooring process. I share my process of finding a custom mill in, Select Wood Species, Sawn Cut, and Width Size. Your personal take on good-news/bad-news is all wrapped up in "personal expectations". Even after the poly was done I still just thought it looked fresh & new, but my eyes weren’t seeing red. Thank you for your feedback!! It is easier to go darker than lighter. I have to choose a stain for red oak hardwood floor a. I am ‘Just Being Jessica’, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the word Connoisseur. I'm so glad you have decided to join me on this exciting adventure! 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You can find inspiration for your floors through, Find a Bona Certified Craftsman. I think they look nice but I do like the darker stain and think it would look good with what you have going on in the kitchen. I’m getting excited for the natural look. I wonder if all the complaints about water based poly "not lasting" comes down to CHEAP PRODUCT used by the refinishers rather than the category as a whole. But I still wanted to see what it looked like just to have a baseline from which to make some changes by tweaking the color. Ha.) Jacobean was way too dark. Good luck. I almost went with Traffic HD but there's a good YouTube video that shows Mega One is nearly as good as the Traffic HD in durability, is also non-yellowing, and is more forgiving in application for your contractor. We have red oak and I was planning on using bona in them to lighten them but I don’t want pink floors! How many coats of NaturalSeal and how many coats of Mega One satin ? Ha!) Maybe contact that person to ask for final pics? Which means your floor finisher MUST have 3 TIMES the skill with sander than "Harry the floor guy". Definitely know what type of floor you are working with! We don't want to have to paint all our trim with are oak and we have linen color cabinets. @dominy have you done your floors? I loved pine with the lights and darks, but not the medium stains. Bona Drifast Stain Unique Blend Collections Pages 1 4 Text. The natural stain wont add much color, but it will do more than just clearcoat. My point is- light floors are classic, timeless, and neutral. Rubio is a premium finish as well. A dilapidated lighthouse on the shores of Loch Ness has been beautifully renovated to become 2 stylish vacation rentals, One man with one beautiful idea transforms Wisconsin’s Shawano County, Gleaming wood floors are a thing of beauty. You can find a contractor through, The BCC will sand, stain, and finish the hardwood floor. But I hope this is helpful. We have red oak so I’m going back and forth on what to do! I go into detail about hardwood in, Find a Bona Certified Craftsman (BCC). Did you use Leicht cabinetry? See more ideas about floor stain, staining wood, floor colors. Thank you. Brooke Lewis have your floors stayed the same? So I’m sure you probably won’t believe me if you’ve been following my blog for awhile (because you know how hard it is for me to make any decision house related), but I seriously made the decision regarding my hardwood stain color in 10 minutes. Because your hardwood encompasses the most square footage in our home, a safe product for my family was a number one concern! Bona stains on red oak flooring. When it was sanded it looked beautiful & I didn’t really notice the red. Now not sure what to do, We recently refinished our red oak floors to natural (no stain). Now- typically when you or I would hear the word Connoisseur- it would be safe to say that what immediately comes to mind is someone who really Really REALLY enjoys their wine. All samples have to be prepared the same way the floor has been. This post was written in collaboration with Bona and Wood Floor Designs. White oak and red oak will look different when the same stains are applied to them. Your email address will not be published. If you have red oak, I’d probably reconsider (as it will turn out pinkish and you may need to spend extra on bleaching the floors). Our beams are made of cedar which has more red than this reclaimed white pine. This is where Bona Inspiration is useful. Saved by Beth Ordman. But it wasn’t as popular in 2015 as it is now, so the flooring guy wasn’t as familiar with the colors that would have worked to get my desired effect) By the way, our floors are white oak and they were dull, worn and very ambered. Wood Floors Stain Colors For Refinishing Hardwood. Thanks! The big boys on the block (worth 3 TIMES the amount as DuraSeal) are MUCH more difficult to work with!!! Anyway, it is your decision. Industrial space and it was left to acknowledge that? Apply a thin even layer of DriFast Stain using a lambswool pad or similar. Stain color names mean nothing. He likes the way the satin goes on, and said I won't experience satin "coming through" with wear. They assure me that once finished it will all blend well. We are choosing a finish for our red oak floors. It’s important to replace any discolored boards from pet stains or water damage. @Andy ... Care to share any more photos? Hope so! @Katie Sanderson your island looks gorgeous! The cost of the BEST stuff on the market = $180 - $200 per gallon. Blackbutt, Cypress rying times and adhesion of the subsequent finishes may be Machine application 1. I would go with what you feel good about all around. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. I used Special Walnut on old red oak and here's what it looks like: It will look much better than the pink wood floors you have now. @dominy your floors look beautiful. May 1, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Steele Consulting Group. No bleach (toxic I’ve heard) just Bona Nordic Seal and Traffic. Hooray! @pcfl1 would love to see photos of how your Bona NaturalSeal and traffic HD matte floors turned out. Thanks:). What sealant did you use after applying the Bona Gray Stain? I just did my red oak floors with Bona NaturalSeal, and traffic HD matte - the floors look like their naturally freshly sanded selves. Thank you! Thank you! When selecting your hardwood species, select your species based on what wood you like without any kind of stain applied. Katie- did you see the pics above by sbrooks? Required fields are marked *. An oil-modified stain that dries and is recoatable in two hours. If you hire a BCC for your hardwood flooring project, they really do all the work so you don’t have too. But, either stain should look good with your walls. I’m so glad you’re following our journey home. The intensity and depth of colour can be controlled by the number of applications. The pic with the door and also the wetspot does not yet have sealer or finish on it. Bona graphite stain on both red and white oak. Compatible with all Bona waterborne systems and all other Bona finish systems. your own Pins on Pinterest Any thoughts on which direction I should go in. With the Naturalseal and traffic, you can see some of the natural red in the wood, but they are not pink. Our refinished floors are beautiful and bright. It has slightly more contrast when done but it's the closest you'll get it seems. It takes training and lots of it. Red oak flooring finished with loba 2k impact oil clay. Natural, special walnut, white, driftwood, grey, graphite a mixture of 50%white + 50% grey and Nordic seal (which gave the red oak a pink hue). They add value and appeal to a home, and never go out of style. Thanks! Previous Previous post: 5″ pre-finished hickory by Bellawood. If you are going to do a water based finish, then you might as well go whole hog and work with the BEST OF THE BEST. White oak is currently a bit more expensive than red oak. Bad news is: homeowner has to do all the maintenance/fixes themselves. I've seen better. Is this a question? so curious what you tried and liked and how they look - share photos and details if you can :) thank you! TEKNOS® INDUSTRIAL COATINGS. The naturalseal locks in the freshly sanded look/ color - eg not 'wet'. 1.5k Your kitchen is lovely!!! Your Name (required) Phone : Your Email … OK...so my bias against "just barely professional grade products" aside, a water based polyurethane (ahem...2 part European finish with ALL the costs attached to it) can be one of the best finishes on the market. Light stain color for red oak floors. We still see subtle pink on cloudy dark Seattle days (especially when the lights are turned on), but the grain is what truly stands out, and you can’t get that in the NordicSeal we learned after seeing both applied to our unfinished floors (image below). The pics above are newer and I tried to find ones that show the floors in various lighting. To see the difference, take a plain piece of red oak, sand it - thats the look of naturalseal, then put a little water on it and that is the look of a polyurethane finish without a sealer. the documentation for each product on the bona site says how long to wait as well as a bunch of other info. Bona s drifast stain collections offer contractors designers and homeowners a unique and stylish way to choose the perfect stain color for any environment. Even if he happens to have four legs. Do not use White on timbers with high tannin / oil content, e.g. We are getting ready to do ours. I don’t want pink! Rubio or duraseal for refinishing red oak floors? Stains. Hope this works. The sanding part is 3 TIMES more demanding than regular finishes. It shows less dust and dirt. But I need to know what finish she chose for the poly, is this semi-gloss? This is a year out. Before: And when we were done: Author Adam Posted on October 6, 2016 January 17, 2019 Categories Before and After Tags bona, graphite, polyurethane, stain Post navigation. It is simply the best product made for protecting your hardwood flooring investment. Comments (1) The only way to know exactly what color a stain and finish will be when done is to do samples. it looks like you and another person both used Naturelle and had different outcomes (her's was quite pink - pretty, but pinker which probably won't jive with walnut's browns). From those samples, I was able to decide rather quickly the look and feel I was going for. Your email address will not be published. Now I’ve installed countertops & appliances are going in & all I see is pink. He recommended satin layer, then matte. Prep of the wood prior to staining means a lot. I had to lean on the contractor to not go too thin, also straining the finish as directed on the bottle is a good idea. Likewise- your home is beautiful. DriFast Stain's advanced technology, quick-drying formula provides speed and high performance for hardwood floor finishing professionals. The NaturalSeal has a slight amount of pigment in it to offset the visible darkening that happens when the wood gets wet/sealed. Compatible with all Bona waterborne systems and all other Bona finish systems. What's the purpose of a big wall of brick? What's the reason for it? and chances are I probably never will be (hope this doesn’t disappoint you!). DuraSeal is one of the lowest rungs of the "professional grade" products you can buy. Did you bleach the floor or do any pretreatment? I’m in the process of choosing what stain to refinish my red oak floors. By writing this blog, I hope I can help you live your best life! But that rustic look may not be to your taste. It was the exterior of the house at some, point and you or someone added on? Yes, we just finished an entire first floor refinish of red oak with the Bona product. Because the Bona Traffic HD is a waterborne based product, it keeps your wood or stain the closest to its’ natural color, and it is safer for your family and the environment because it has a low VOC. DriFast can be top coated with both our oil & waterbased finish products. I’ve heard that for grays you want to use the Bona Traffic HD Commercial Semi-Gloss to prevent yellowing. So good to hear that you were happy with that finish on red oak as well. You can read above that some feel it’s too pink. My experience was the same as Ryan. Bona Drifast Hardwood Floor Stain Color Swatch Chart Red Oak. A few weeks ago on Youtube, I wanted to see the effects of different stains on White Pine and Poplar, well this time I used common Red Oak that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot. Frankly- I did ALL the work so you don’t have too. We want to have them sanded down just to a more natural state . Thank you. Whitewash looks way better on white oak. Mar 27, 2018 - Testing Bona sealers on red oak. Bona DriFast Quick Dry Stain (golden oak) is an oil-modified stain that dries and is recoatable in two hours. Prop up your feet, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, and as you read the remainder of my hardwood flooring journey, I hope you will find the answers you’re looking for. We used a stain, weathered oak after double bleach, lightened it by 1/3 and it looks great. your floors turned out beautifully, dominy! Now, staining red oak white is on another level of difficulty. Your floors look beautiful! NaturalSeal seems best way to maintain that beautiful freshly sanded look, but the color will deepen slightly and the contrast increases after the NaturalSeal is added. Red Oak, Slate Gray, 10 Gloss, White Oak. Good news is: homeowner can do all the maintenance/fixes themselves. I am currently living in a home that is over 50 years old! It blended beautifully! Also the stair treads are a different wood. I work with better. Make sure they use the amount per square foot that the bottle says with the number of coats that the bottle says. I have a ton of pics of all the different stains we did on our white oak to try to get this look. Light wood is less maintence than dark wood. We used a matte finish so they look and feel natural to the touch. We used Cabico (much more affordable). My understanding is regular 'poly' made the red oak look 'wet' and therefore the red comes out more. I decided to embrace rather than fight the natural redness...and there *will* be some redness. Anyone have opinion or experience with deciding between bona fide natural or nordic sealer color scale on a red oak floor to minimize red/pink/amber colors and increase a natural light finish? Our stove looks like a pink iPhone. I would have to agree fully with your brother... trends come and trends go. Any suggestions? I love the openness/ natural light—all the windows and the trees . I can’t believe that my hardwood flooring project has come to an end. Such a bummer, Katie. Applied in a single layer it typically gives a light whitewashed appearance and on some timber species can preserve an impression of raw, untreated wood. If you like the look of the floor when sanded but not yet sealed, finished, or stained, go with NaturalSeal. what did you mix with? Learn more. Wow! With its headquarters in sweden bona is now present in almost 100 different countries all over the world through subsidiaries and distributors. It also looked like the actual stain in the can had just a tiny bit of a red undertone to it, so red undertone stain on top of red oak isn’t really a good combo. I wouldn't trust DuraSeal to offer a longer lasting finish. When I started working with Bona, Wood Floor Designs, and Scalese Millworks to install and refinish our hardwood floors- I dove right in and learned everything I possibly could about hardwood staining. (Okay– I may or may not have made a lifeline call to my interior designer Andrea West Design in that ten minutes. By continuing to browse this site or use this app, I agree the Houzz group may use cookies and similar technologies to improve its products and services, serve me relevant content and to personalise my experience. Yes, it can be done but it is not an easy process. She selected Bona Natural Seal topped with Bona Traffic HD water based polyurethane. Here are a few images of before and after, as well as the stains that we chose from. That is ridiculously AWESOME for red oak to be turned that beautiful gray with very little if no pink/red undertones. It still has original red oak flooring and it’s still beautiful. Next decision is weathered oak stain cut by 50%, to keep it a light stain, or the natural finish? Would love to see pictures and/or hear how turned out and if had any red/pink undertone come through? Turn your inspired floor ideas into reality with a Bona Certified Craftsman. Find out how to keep them that way, Learn costs and other important details about renewing a hardwood floor — and the one mistake you should avoid, We give you the details on cost, installation, wood varieties and more to help you pick the right hardwood flooring, Which kitchen flooring is right for you? Not sure how to share photos on here. You see, before my hardwood flooring project, the only kind of “stains” I was even generally interested in were Lip Stains from Sephora, Ulta, and Walmart– but people can change (I’m living proof of that!). Wish I could upload all the pics! and I’m pretty certain that the fact that you arrived on my space  in the first place is because you are looking for help in regards to reviving and refinishing- or installing your own real hardwood floors– and if so, this post is going to help you A LOT. I’m beginning to think that it is super important to do the matte finish coat... think we used Bona ultra matte??? The cost of a gallon of DuraSeal is roughly $80. I'm very pleased with the end result. minwax water based stain on oak hardwood plywood ana white minwax water based stain on oak hardwood plywood via ana-white.com adventures in staining my red oak hardwood floors products process staining red oak hardwood floors 8 entryway and music room wood conditioner via addicted2decorating.com Bona White is a water-based primer for untreated wooden floors designed to give an enhanced whitewashed appearance on lighter timber species. He told me our red oak is #2 Common, also known as Builder’s (i.e., cheaper) grade. So you would use the sealer (either Nord icSeal ….or one of the other choices if you prefer) and then add 2-3 coats of Bona Traffic HD water based poly on top of that.. Next came a crucial step – TIP #2 – SAMPLE ALL THE COLORS ON A BIG SPACE. Once you go too dark, it’s so difficult to go lighter. I tried to include photos that show the red as i see it. Bona DriFast Stain® is an oil based product. Our plan was to use Bona Nordicseal as well, until we realized that our floors were all Red Oak dating back to 1914 (Had to remove many coats of lacquer to find out). Custom Mixed Stains Floor Staining Bellevue Service. I have also uploaded the video from my Youtube channel. The gray is cold and dead looking IMO. Grays and rich, chocolaty black. Have you noticed any red or pink coming through? Quick Quote. Along the way I learned to appreciate the artistry that goes into crafting amazing wooden floors. We originally planned on replacing it, but my brother who is an architect told me we’re crazy taking out solid oak floors! I'm sorry I don't have a photo to share now, will try to add soon. Now that the old finish is stripped on the original flooring the wood seems lighter than the newer installed red oak where they meet. I've dreamed about sharing all the things I am passionate about for a long time! This thread provided a lot of great information so I wanted to share my findings with others. this page you can see a sampling of what colors of Stain bona offers, Choose a Custom Mill to manufacture the product. Colors are intermixable enabling us to create nearly any color imaginable. thanks for posting and I'll share final pics. The others = not so great. Red Oak, Slate Gray, 10 Gloss, White Oak. I would love to redo the floors in my vacation home to look like that! Bona DriFast® Stain Puritan Pine Bona DriFast® Stain Golden Oak Bona DriFast® Stain Twig Bona DriFast® Stain Driftwood Refined Rustic Surrender to the relaxing and welcoming feel of seaside warmth. The same applies to hardwood. Comments (36) How do I know if my oak floors are white or red oak ? Four beautiful collections with 26 colors capture the invigorating spirit of great design. 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