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da_man 04-18-2012 07:51 PM

trying to match hardood floor color
 
I got some red oak flooring that I tried to match. I am not sure if I can mention name brands so I will say from the big orange labeled store. I also got some clear satin polyurathane from starts with an m ends in an x and is popular.

I layed down the floor in a small crawl space and it looks too red too me compared to the rest of the floor in other rooms. I believe I have red oak because the railings, thresholds and steps match and I believe they are only commonly sold in red oak.

the house is 10 years old, floors are original. Do I need better quality wood, stain, different poly, wait for the sun to fade it, or something else

The first picture is the crawl space I did.

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...m/DSC00977.jpg

The rest are some images of my floor.

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...m/DSC00974.jpghttp://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...m/DSC00975.jpghttp://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...m/DSC00976.jpg

Bob Mariani 04-20-2012 12:43 PM

different quality wood (less quarter sawn) and less quality stains and poly will never yield the same finish.

Floors To Go 04-27-2012 10:21 AM

You could try matching up colors of lots of products at http://raeford.floorstogo.com/


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