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Stain Color Guide - Minwax; we have 110 year old heart pine floors throughout the house; deciding on English Chestnut; porches are white oak; kitchen cabinets and thresholds are Kentucky Coffeetree

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dark floors, dark door and curtain hardware, whites & neutrals, Hundi semi-flush fixtures, clock, oversized woven storage baskets

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In several of my designs I've installed beautiful hardwood flooring. The new wood floors have transformed the spaces, creating a clean, updated look . Today, I want to highlight a couple of examples where I replaced cement or tile with hardwood. In these two projects I used some of my favorite hardwood flooring picks, a warmer and a cooler option.

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from elizabethbixler.com

Minwax Stain for Red Oak Floors

Rustic Restoration Hardware Floor Stain Hack using Minwax Swatches on Red Oak. Which is your favorite? Classic Gray , jacobean, weathered oak, or special walnut http://elizabethbixler.com/minwax-stain-for-red-oak-floors/

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Kitchen floor stain ... Bona DriFast Stain... My colour choices... Graphite (Ebony Gray Provincial White

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minwax stains we have used "provincial" and been VERY happy. since we almost always use red oak, we know exactly how it will look...provincial is a very neutral, medium brown stain color. (when i say "neutral" i mean a color that doesn't read red or yellow or grey.) here are my favorite "neutral" minwax stains, in order from dark to light:

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"I researched a bit online and found out that many people, including the DIY expert Jenny from LGN suggested a mix of 50% Minwax Jacobean and 50% Ebony.  I had tested both those on their own and didn’t like them but together- I think we have a winner!"

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from ESB Flooring

Walnut Flooring - Why Homeowners Opt For It?

This nuetral combo is probably more Stephens speed. I like the black as well...we will have to learn to marry the two one day LOL

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