Colors are intermixable enabling us to create nearly any color imaginable. So far I really don't like the natural once it has a finish... it is way too orange. Bona's new DriFast Stain Collections offer the latest choices for hardwood floor inspiration in your home. Your email address will not be published. I loved pine with the lights and darks, but not the medium stains. Regarding the stain: you might as well sample a nice medium brown while you’re in sampling mode. White oak is currently a bit more expensive than red oak. Use our stain color guide to pick the right stain color for your wood projects. Or Blend together to create your own custom mix. My point is- light floors are classic, timeless, and neutral. I also want to use leather in this room since it will be used quite a bit so I need I thought leather would wear well. For what my opinion is worth, these are the factors I kept in mind as I made my final stain and finish selections. You update, change, refresh it a bit. 2 - Minwax Natural: Showed the beauty of the wood the most, but orange. Originally, we were planning on staining the wood, but looking at our new kitchen, we love the floors exactly how they are.... the natural light wood goes beautifully with our cabinet colors. ILoveRed: I’m sure you’ve mentioned it in a different thread, but what are the specs of that beautiful floor? @LaurenceI don't know if it is too late to help you, but yes the floors have a matte finish. In this video, I experiment with several different stains on White Oak wood. I will update with sample pictures when I get them. I guess worst case we can refinish the floors when it gets too yellowy. They’re so warm and pretty—love ‘em! The effect tends to be fresh and bright, but not pickled. AND… this is where the professionals came in and truly took the stress away. You can find hardwood flooring inspiration through. 3 - Minwax Pickled Oak: Close to natural look, but had a slight whitewash look. Can’t recall the name. I loved pine with the lights and darks, but not the medium stains. Bona DriFast Stain - Mahogany (Classic Collection), Bona DTS, Bona Traffic HD Satin Finish Mill Crafted Red Oak, Walnut Border. Birch plywood has many faces. I like most think natural oak that does age is beautiful. The nordic is my second favorite as well... Oddly I discovered the birch stain because when I did research I found this blog: https://www.mommytomax.com/natural-looking-white-oak-floors/. It still has original red oak flooring and it’s still beautiful. There are posts daily of red oak that they want to look like walnut or ??? Sammy...sorry, I just saw your question. wannabath, I spent a lot of time considering my options as I am super picky and detail oriented. 5 - Minwax Pickled + Weathered: Too murky, and with a greenish tint. The same applies to hardwood. For these woods we recommend Varthane® as out first choice or Sherwin Williams® as another great option. Bona NordicSeal is a new waterborne sealer with a white tint to give your hardwood floors a light whitewashed look while avoiding caustic materials such as bleach. I always suggest samples even if you have to pay extra to get multiple samples. One thing that I don't like about leather is that it is cold. Discover how our DriFast Stain collections can improve the look of hardwood floors! Furniture manufacturers have used stained birch in lieu of more expensive hardwoods for decades. Beautiful, open space with high ceilings and lots of light cabinets. Best to go no stain as G&S and tatts say.Easy to touch up in the future, and never have to guess at the stain formula... You probably chose the wrong wood for your floor as white oak does turn an amber color although at a medium rate. Here is a couple of pictures of a house that I just love the look. Compatible with all Bona waterborne systems and all other Bona finish systems. But it is still beautiful. Birch - Clear View all colors . If you hire a BCC for your hardwood flooring project, they really do all the work so you don’t have too. In the end, I decided to go with one coat of Bona Natural Seal. Thank you! Here is a picture of our kitchen with the floor freshly laid: No lighting installed yet, so the island looks more gray than it is in real life... it is actually BM Valley Forge Tan and the outer cabinets are BM Swiss Coffee. I don't know why I'm writing another post about my floors. My favorites are also Birch then Nordic. I am doing the exact same thing with wood floors and contemporary cabinets. The holes were filled with epoxy and are very smooth but you wouldn’t know it without actually touching them. Twig on White Oak Driftwood water popped on White Oak Finding just the right stain for your hardwood floors is more than picking a pretty colour. Mixed Grain Douglas Fir - Clear View all colors . Stains. Like I said, I wish we could do 15 more of these! Do they produce differing effect on the stain? They add value and appeal to a home, and never go out of style. It is simply the best product made for protecting your hardwood flooring investment. Bona DriFast ® Stain Special Walnut Bona DriFast Stain Bark 24 Water-popped white oak with DriFast® Stain Graphite Floor looks shown are for representational purposes only. You can find a contractor through, The BCC will sand, stain, and finish the hardwood floor. Understand what you have and what it will look like in five years. This post was written in collaboration with Bona and Wood Floor Designs. Hi Robin, are your floors select and better white oak or #1 or #2? It is wonderful for low or high traffic areas… homes that have pets and/or kids. It was not at all what I was expecting, but I think it was a happy accident and I’m liking the look. This is where Bona Inspiration is useful. One coat of each Bona DriFast stain on white oak. mark_rachel, glad you love your matte floors. Bona DriFast®Stain - Classic. https://www.bona.com/Global/Documents/United%20States/Sales%20Brochures/Sales%20Brochure%20Bona%20DriFast%20Stain%20%20Classic%20US.pdf, https://neufert-cdn.archdaily.net/uploads/product_file/file/51923/Sales_Brochure_Bona_DriFast_Stain_US_Blends.pdf. Dated? We are so used to seeing these perfect engineered finishes that when real wood is highlighted for its tonal qualities it for some reason is though to be wrong. Now, I’m sure you probably did NOT stumble upon this post in search of my favorite lip stains- I’ll be sharing those in a future post…. This was my inspiration photo for the floor and the cabinets: Although our range will be blue (ral 5024)! After the birch stain was applied we used 3 coats of Bona Mega matte. Indem Sie weiterhin auf der Website surfen bzw. A lot of time the stains look good at first and then turn an odd color as the wood does change color. Recs on Stain/Seal to Keep a Natural White Oak Floor look. Not bashing but i am amazed at how many people pick wood based on a color they have in their heads vs what the color of the actual wood looks like. Now, I am NOT a wine connoisseur (please continue reading and don’t unfollow me! Now green is having a moment in the kitchen, Brighten up your white walls, floors and furniture with these cleaning and maintenance tips, Sleek and glossy or softened by wear, white floors charm, Deep colors add height, white creates calm, and warm hues spark energy. Now, say you’re on the fence… I will equate this next statement to hair dye. Our stains outperform the competition and are the perfect choice to give your floors a look you’ll love! By going to this page you can see a sampling of what colors of Stain bona offers. 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. Ha.) My floors are Live Sawn White Oak. They are about 10 years old and tone a warmer orange, not the nasty orange (you know the ones I mean) and not yellow. Are you suggesting that a dark gel based stain would work best to prevent ambering? this page you can see a sampling of what colors of Stain bona offers, Choose a Custom Mill to manufacture the product. This really wasn’t even a question as there is no other comparable product on the market. I can’t believe that my hardwood flooring project has come to an end. I think it’s safe to say that most people that have lived in homes with both dark and light hardwoods would confirm that light wood is easier to maintain. Our new white oak floors were just installed. So far I like the Bona Birch best. It is easier to go darker than lighter. 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!). It truly is a work of art from start to finish, and it is a process I was so humbled and privileged to not just witness but fully immerse myself in! I need to check with the company. 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. 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. Wood Floor Designs provided swatches on the stain colors I was interested in on my 5 inch oak floors. Rubio Monocoat in a matte finish covered I could only see them under the fridge dishwasher... 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