Recommended finishes for oak flooring
I recently dismantled an old barn on my property and had the red oak lumber milled into flooring for our living room and hallway. It's really rustic looking, with nailholes and oxidized stains from the nails, and we really like it. I've done a fair amount of woodworking, and have noticed that Minwax stains tend to take forever to completely dry on oak, sometimes days. This just isn't an option for our flooring, since the hall/living room areas lead to all the bedrooms and the bathroom and we can't wait days to be able to walk on it. Can anyone recommend a specific brand that is fast drying they have used with success on oak flooring? What about a topcoat (polyurethane)?