The human who MIXES THE STAIN has to be the one to WRITE IT DOWN!!! what did you decide for yours? ok- long overdue promised photo of our floor. Cancork and others, any clue? Use 1/2 Country white, 1/4 classic grey, 1/4 weathered oak. Four beautiful collections with 26 colors capture the invigorating spirit of great design. When it comes to floor refinishing, you REALLY need to be IN THE SPACE, CHOOSING the colours INSITU. I'm hoping to achieve a similar look! I had in my mind much less golden. I just had my white oak floors redone, and they were supposed to be a light greigey color as you can see in chosen sample, however, they turned golden with the water base stain. They are beautiful the way they are. Stains bona s new drifast stain collections offer the latest choices for hardwood floor inspiration in your home. Which is why I posted asking for people's experiences today, but I never received any replies. Just just had solid white oak #2 flooring installed in my den. That means the contractor has to source the stain themselves. Red oak is really tough to turn whitish/gray. And please get a coat of finish over the wood before deciding. Was the finish oil based or water based? Yes, also wondering what you ended up with! They need to be refinished badly. I think the way the posts work on houzz makes it so that the keywords pull up when people are searching for something similar, so I'd only get the white wash crowd if I had that in the title. Sadly, the water based poly Bona Mega made the floors way too golden STILL. So just be aware that without bleaching, a very light gray floor may not be possible. @SJ McCarthy hoping you might have time to help! How was it applied? Also would love any updates from those on this post who were working on this look! You could lose all the tones by using the wrong finish (oil based finishes turn ORANGE). Another idea would be to bleach the floor before staining but that will give you a much lighter and more uniform tone that looks somewhat artificial. The stair treads, if visible from the main floor, should match the main story flooring. Don't forget your tannin blocker/sealant. they have finally put the final topcoat on the floors. One of their new colors, Pebble. The top one is the white stain straight from the can. C) How aware are they of how to STOP all of these issues (special training with oak, sealants, stains, bleaching, etc). Are these duraseal stains? Below is a pic of my stained white oak floors (not sealed yet - we stained today). Can't wait to see them! I plan to call the Bona company tomorrow to get their assistance. DriFast Stain's advanced technology, quick-drying formula provides speed and high performance for hardwood floor finishing professionals. Yes, I'll share pics! The only trick they fell for is a finisher NOT applying a single coat of finish. What color to do on red oak hard wood floor? Help! they are offering to do another stain to darken on top. The longer it sits without being neutralized would make it lighter also. You need to work with something like Bona Traffic HD. This is normal because it is so HARD to get White Oak to turn gray. Help Please- staining white oak floors at the beach house. I learned SO much about every aspect of our full reno. Not true! We won't be moving until August, so it will be a while. Are You Gutsy Enough to Paint Your Floor White? If they remain open to view as shown here, you really, really, really should stain them. Find a stain that works for you (on a scrap of white oak) and mail it to them...then have them SEND YOU BACK their own VERSION of the colour you just sent them. sample (and one similar we didn’t pick) on the right, final product on the left. En savoir plus. We want a classic, timeless stain that will go with a lot of looks. So tired of it!!! They DID put a coat over the wood in the sample. :). Wenge and other dark stained rift cut oak, etc. Important upgrade to us. As such, I have decided to go for a medium rich brown color with gray undertones. Takes 5 minutes (but the refinisher has to wait until the stain dries before applying and that takes a BIT more time). People will say "Provincial stain" without including the wood, etc. There are much higher quality stains out there. We just bought our first home! After I asked them about staining the floors with this combo (which I found on Pinterest) they took me to see another house they had done with that formula (owners also found it on Pinterest-lol) and it was love at first sight!!). Twig on White Oak Birch on White Oak Sand Dune on wire brushed Red Oak. Be prepared to spend $100-$200 on UPS. That does sound like perfection, Cocotini!! I'll take some photos over the weekend and post for you to see. Just another cautionary measure...make two samples keep one send one.. It looks soooooo good on white oak especially! Thank you for your advice. I can’t wait !! I have a small house and should have maximized flow but didn't realize just how much planning that would take at once. :) We have a professional lined up, I'm just looking for real examples of stains on white oak as they are harder to find online than I thought. We're installing white oak floors right now and I'm trying to pick the perfect Bona stain. En continuant à naviguer sur ce site ou à utiliser cette application, j'accepte que le groupe Houzz utilise des cookies ou d'autres technologies similaires pour améliorer ses produits et services, me proposer du contenu pertinent et personnaliser l'expérience utilisateur. Stain it the same as the floors and treads, and carpet to hardwood reducer strips between rooms. Do a sample big enough to judge the end result, look at in different light types and use something to compare it to like a gray paint swatch. Do NOT paint a wood railing if you can help it. Hopefully we can make it nice a light shade. Bona is the finish. It can get quite expensive to turn a red oak floor "white". It states, brings out a nice warm wood colouration. It guarantees "non yellowing". You will probably have a large area rug over the entry floor anyway if you should choose to just match what is existing. Please check with everyone (your refinisher needs to let you know that they have some SERIOUS training behind them - especially in this technique) to see what went wrong. Didn't they add a coat of the Mega One when they created the stain patch? How about some photos of what we are looking at? Here are some of my samples. But was the Bona Traffic absolutely clear? Thanks for the tip. The information on this thread was very helpful to me - thank you to those who contributed! Bona inspiration for hardwood floors - crafted from trends in fashion, color, home décor and architecture. Sounds complicated but there is a method to the madness: stains require MIXTURES! Graphite water popped onflWhite Oak. For my white oak floor, I chose a water-based sealer that has good sealing properties to lock in the tannins. But we'd rather get it done before unpacking. No way are we planning to do this ourselves. How did you retained the natural color of the wood? Forget those low-end products of old. Twig on White Oak Sand Dune on wire brushed Red Oak We offer you our latest choices for inspiration with 12 colours that capture the invigorating spirit of great design. Once you sand them they'll look beautiful! @bzelwin - one thing you want to establish EARLY is whether or not your floor refinisher can HANDLE all of this "stuff". Very popular...not top of the line quality. But the best thing would be to approve the colour while you are standing in the home. Cocotini Hartman your floors are so beautiful!!! Bona graphite stain on both red and white oak. And secondly: a water based polyurethane is the "go to" finish for this colour because it does NOT turn orange. Those people who want gray/white floors get REALLY upset when the oil based finish turns the floor YELLOW. You made my stain decision much easier now! Please keep us updated. We have white oak (super light!!!) Thank you!!! Bona sealer to avoid uneven tannin pull due to using a water based poly, (especially on white oak), no stain, then Bona Traffic HD. Thanks for all the help. It doesn't take much. We LOVE the color... it's dark enough but light enough to not show stains. :-). Prewar White Oak Floors Refinished and Stained Golden Oak. Are you sure there is not something already on it to make it look this white...maybe a wash? I think we'll be purchasing white oak pieces and testing some stains or checking out a local store that carries this brand of stain. I'm going to play with that combination on some sample wood this weekend! When it came to a finish, I didn't want any red or yellow coloration. Photos didn't load. Apply a thin first … I suggest you try to assess the level of training this refinisher has with: A) Water based finishes and stains (they are different than oil based), B) How many oak floors they have SUCCESSFULLY bleached/turned gray. I highly recommend using "the mail" if you must do it. the bleach on the right side samples sat much longer before stain was applied - that’s all I can think of as far as differences. They need to be refinished badly. If seeing different colours of wood (stairs, main floors, another set of stairs, etc) bothers you TODAY...you will HATE yourself for doing this to yourself in 10 years. The finish on them may have also affected the color as it aged. If you are this far over budget perhaps natural will suite you better. so so sad to consider resending these 70 year old floors a third time in 2 weeks for fear they still won’t get it right and that we will damage them permanently. It looks beautiful! Finding just the right stain for your hardwood floors is more than picking a pretty colour. The two floor companies we got quotes from use this brand. It does look great! Flooring is the toughest, most abused finish in the home. your own Pins on Pinterest He then did I dark walnut, 1 white, 1 grey 1 weathered oak (middle left) which looks great in my light, however, I just am afraid after 2 coats and the poly, it will change! We used the low VOC water based BONA traffic sealer. Thank you for sharing! Bona DriFast White Stain. It turns out that our floors were *RED OAK*.... our realtor was confused because there was a white wash over the red oak floors. Good luck. I used a 2:1 Weathered Oak and Country White. local stain retailer said ok with light sand to scuff up, refinishers said no sand needed. Can you please share pics of white oak stained with classic colors of Bona stain. Our floor person said that people often regret going too dark, so we are happy with this decision. What brand is the Country White stain? It sounds like you have just discovered "tannin pull". Thank you for any advice or help. This makes a light floor. The amount of two-part bleach applied would make a difference. This makes a light floor. Etc. I find it highly questionable that a professional would use low quality stain underneath a high quality finish. Depend on Bona. Nov 21, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Sandra Hungate. It would be a nice gesture. 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). There are many people who are "closed door" people. Coffee Brown mixed with Country White will result in a gray tone. However, I failed to visualize the tan natural against the grey bathroom tile. Sigh. Stain is not a tannin blocker, so your finish could pull tannins right through the stain and deposit it on top, leaving unsightly dark brown marks. I will post the finished floors! Do you have a moment between unpacking to show us the pics of the floor? Bona Stains and Finishes work in perfect tandem to seal in the natural One is calling to see the white washed floors and one is calling to see light gray, brown and weathered oak! I wonder how cocotini's nice blend of 1/2 country white, 1/4 weathered oak, and 1/4 classic gray would look on red oak? hardwood floors and want to have a rich looking floor. Any formulas that people have tried? It will be nice to move into our first home with some nice wood floors! When you add them, you have to let each one load completely before hitting 'submit'. 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