Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 41
Share |
Default

different colors of hardwood


whats the correct method to create a different color border in hardwood flooring?
Use a different stain or buy a hardwood that stains darker and use the same stain.

thanks

john_bry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,739
Default

different colors of hardwood


By using a differant darker wood your not going to have to fight trying to stain two differant colors right next to each other.

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
Member
 
woodman58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Blackwell, Missouri
Posts: 453
Default

different colors of hardwood


The best way to get a good looking boarder or inset is to use different species of wood. Example: walnut with a maple boarder or for a less drastic look try cherry with walnut. Do not mix species from different countries. These wood are grown in different climents and react differently to moisture. They will expand and contract at different rates causing problems.
__________________



I LOVE THE SMELL OF SAWDUST IN THE MORNING!
woodman58 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodman58 For This Useful Post:
LanceV (12-26-2012)
Old 12-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
Member
 
chitownken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Will county, Illinois
Posts: 286
Default

different colors of hardwood



Oak and teak
chitownken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
Member
 
chitownken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Will county, Illinois
Posts: 286
Default

different colors of hardwood


Wow. sorry about the huge picture. Will shrink it next time. Have not seen any issues with different expansion rates between the two different woods.
chitownken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
Member
 
woodman58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Blackwell, Missouri
Posts: 453
Default

different colors of hardwood


Chitownken, IS that engineered wood or solid?
__________________



I LOVE THE SMELL OF SAWDUST IN THE MORNING!
woodman58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #7
Member
 
chitownken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Will county, Illinois
Posts: 286
Default

different colors of hardwood


Solid. Been down three years and have not seen any issues.
chitownken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 345
Default

different colors of hardwood


I agree. Using a different wood species is the way to go. It is very hard even with multiple layers of tape to not have stain bleed under the tape onto the other wood.
Awoodfloorguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,194
Default

different colors of hardwood


Buddy I have say that is one beautiful floor.nice job.

ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing new hardwood ontop of existing hardwood benshouse Flooring 4 01-10-2014 12:45 PM
Infested hardwood flooring (how to prevent re-infestation) diyer_12 Pest Control 4 03-18-2012 07:37 PM
Lay New Hardwood On Hold Hardwood TJfive0 Flooring 3 04-30-2011 05:50 PM
Strange Colors in Old Hardwood Floor LeanneP Flooring 7 06-04-2009 09:06 PM
5 Ways to carry on your hardwood floor shining brightly John_smith Flooring 3 02-24-2009 11:56 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.