Mehr erfahren. So we went with Bona 1/2 medium brown and 1/2 classic grey on our red oak floors. Anyone used bona nordicseal on red oak? We are all sanded down and cant pick a color. Thanks:). It's been my experience that the stain will read red/ purple. reason being, weathered oak pulls out so many colors including gray anyway. The floor does stain more easily than with our 20 year old Glitsa. Colors are shown on White Oak. With the Naturalseal and traffic, you can see some of the natural red in the wood, but they are not pink. Beautiful. They turned out a beautiful puddy color with grey brown variations. Also the stair treads are a different wood. I just did both to my home. This is 5” plank #1 red oak with minwax weathered oak stain with water based sealer. Red oak also has a more character than white oak which means it can conceal imperfections better over time. Would you do the same thing again?? @Ryan Alex, How'd your NaturalSeal and Bona Mega ONE turn out? 3-color custom blend on Red Oak for a customer in Huntington, NY 2018. Here are a few images of before and after, as well as the stains that we chose from. I found a highly recommended company that has experience with placing wood floors in the most humid environments Plenty of high-end homes have wood floors here so someone has to do it & do it well- just find "that" guy! ... Great work! If you do mix make sure your test spots are accurately measured as well as your final mix. Bona HD waterbased polyurethane finish. thanks for posting and I'll share final pics. A finish is a protective layer that is applied on top of wood flooring. 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. Share pics of white oak hardwood floors stained with Bona (1st home! Yours are beautiful, but why are they a different color then the above posters picture of weathered oak?. I’m in the process of choosing what stain to refinish my red oak floors. My understanding, this recipe should also eliminate/ minimize any yellowing down the road. So I worked with a flooring company and we came up with a stain that allowed me to have the look I like without wasting resources. @Maribeth Burns did you end up using oil based or water based? Malibu Dreams breathes inspiration from the sand, salt and sea with free-spirited floor tones that draw on rustic, natural elements. I like either left or right. thank you!! Any thoughts? But you can try these stains to get a really deep rich looking red. Now that the old finish is stripped on the original flooring the wood seems lighter than the newer installed red oak where they meet. Bona Driftwood Stain & Satin Bona Traffic HD on Red Oak in Nesconset, NY. They don’t seem to look anything like the sample we tried and … Four beautiful collections with 26 colors capture the invigorating spirit of great design. With red oak you are naturally going to pull red tones from it with virtually every color. My before flooring looks very similar to yours and I’m in the process of choosing stains. Mine are from the late 60’s They have oranges a lot over the years. No biggie- I don’t mind because I threw a busy area rug over the hall so nobody pays attention to the pink there. I’m beginning to think that it is super important to do the matte finish coat... think we used Bona ultra matte??? The pics above are newer and I tried to find ones that show the floors in various lighting. You seem to know a lot about this/or have used it yourself. Bona inspiration for hardwood floors - crafted from trends in fashion, color, home décor and architecture. advice, I'd narrow it down to 2 and increase the sample size...maybe in a discrete spot. Wanted exactly like your picture. lilmiche just seeing this....I’m prob too late:( (I’ll add pics.) Two questions I do have is how long should the contractors wait after applying the coat of seal and the traffic HD matte and how long between coats of the traffic HD matte? This inspirational collection of five gorgeous, customized color style options offers a comprehensive range of stains and finishes to create beautiful floors. They actually all look the same-gray. We are days away from needing to select a stain for our red oak hardwoods and I'm going bonkers. Metropolitan Urban, elegant, sophisticated ClassicTraditional, historic, quintessential EssentialsInnovative, alluring, distinctive NaturalsBright, relaxed, inviting Twig on White Oak Birch on White Oak Driftwood water popped on White Oak Sand Dune on wire brushed Red Oak Our floor refinisher leans toward the natural in a satin finish. Is it dated ? we are considering it for our floors (vs clear/natural). Thanks! Any photos of floors with this stain? Hope this works. Did you mix with anything else? Any suggestions? We don't want to have to paint all our trim with are oak and we have linen color cabinets. hope to hear back. We are taking on the same project as many of you are in this thread which I just read the entirety of and it was very helpful. The NaturalSeal has a slight amount of pigment in it to offset the visible darkening that happens when the wood gets wet/sealed. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this informative resource. I'm also in the process of finishing my floors and tried many stains on my sanded red oak floors. We are choosing a finish for our red oak floors. White oak is currently a bit more expensive than red oak. We have red oak floors in the new house and the color and finish yours turned out to be are my goals. floors will be completed tomorrow. #2 red oak, weathered oak stain, satin finish. Our stove looks like a pink iPhone. but very accurate. Discover (and save!) That being said, my red oak floors are OLD... think my house was built in ‘58 and the flooring is original. Natural wood tones vary, so expect your final stain color to vary slightly from board to board. I just had a sample square of my red oak floors bleached once - still pink - and then a second time and now superrrr light. Thanks! The naturalseal locks in the freshly sanded look/ color - eg not 'wet'. Thank you! I went back and did some touching up with a stain marker. your own Pins on Pinterest Msmcnulty And I love that you went with your own vision rather than someone else’s... it is beautiful! We used a matte finish so they look and feel natural to the touch. I’m getting excited for the natural look. I love how they look now, unfinished (and wish they could stay like that! So weird, it doesn't look anything like that on my red oak floors, yours look beautiful!, I am still sampling stain colors. For reference here are bona Nordic (top left), classic (top right), intense (bottom left) and natural (bottom right) on red oak with matte (left) and satin (right) finishes, We are renovating our kitchen and floors. Thank you! I will say with the darker colored prefinished you can see the lines between planks more prominently as mentioned before, especially where they have been cut or trimmed during installation or if any glue has seaped through (if you're doing a glue down installation). Is it only one coat of the Weathered Oak? i know the love of minwax - after reading bloggers they almost all are mixing to get what they want - i dont want to conclude that the only way to get espresso or ebony floors is to go with mfgr wood done in the factory when i have 90 year old red oak inn my home. Thanks. Color: Medium Brown. taking pics tomorrow, a little delayed. Try them without mixing first to see what you think. @Julie Olsen hi! your own Pins on Pinterest Don’t rely on a picture on the can of stain. @Andy ... Care to share any more photos? Thinking about having them sanded and redone with just water based poly. Light floors would look nice next to that beautiful (walnut?) I'm leaning toward Bona NaturalSeal w/ Bona Traffic HD or Bona Mega One. I like the look of Jacobean stain - the flooring pro we are using prefers to use Nano Shield Stain - is anyone familiar with the product and know what translates into the Jacobean tone? Can you show me some pics? Turn your inspired floor ideas into reality with a Bona Certified Craftsman. Katie- did you see the pics above by sbrooks? Your kitchen is lovely!!! We have red oak floors that basically make everything look a little more red. 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). I love my how my red oak floors turned out. It blended beautifully! thank you Jhmarie. Love this thread! Depend on Bona. ? @Jamie B LOVE your floors! do you have a picture of your floor in the weathered oak? @trump2 It was 1 NaturalSeal and 2 Mega One Satin. Our flooring guy is trying to get us to go with satin but I actually want more of a matte like appears in your pic. They bleached the red out prior and they looked great. May 1, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Steele Consulting Group. 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. The on-site staining is a bit messier and required some paint touchup, but overall I am in love with both floors! Likewise- your home is beautiful. Jump to 0:20 to learn more. On the photo above there is a finish with bona amberseal and one with the bona classic. However, we knew moving in that there were a number of updates we would be doing to the home over time. Thank you! Did you add any additional coats? I'd be quite pleased if my floors turned out like yours. KEY BENEFITS • 2 hour dry time* • No bleed back • Penetrates, stains, and seals bare wood • 800 - 1,000 sf/gal coverage rate • All stain colors can be blended, offering an endless color palette 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? Also, did they use a stain blocker first?. Wood Floor Finish Durability. Saved by Beth Ordman. so curious what you tried and liked and how they look - share photos and details if you can :) thank you! A passion for wood floors. 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. 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.. We finished it in a satin finish (Bona high traffic). We ended up staining our red oak floors with weathered oak and love it. If you like the look of the floor when sanded but not yet sealed, finished, or stained, go with NaturalSeal. our floor saga continues and funny enough is supposed to be resolved this week. That having been stated, my easy red oak finish largely negates any need for grain filling, as the stain and the topcoat are thixotropic oil-based gels that act as though they have fillers in them. 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