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