freetown fred wrote:I'm looking as good as I can on pix #1 & I'd bet that when you clean up the floor & poly it--it will darken up quite a bit---try a little swath in front of the sink cabinet & take a look see
you think i should just sand the floors and then clear coat it. No stain ... right?
because thats what i was thinking, or else a really light oak type color maybe
In the pictures i have sanded down three pieces of wood that is the same as the kitchen floor. From left to right it goes...
left - poly semi gloss
Middle - Dark walnut with poly semi gloss
Right - Red mahogany with poly semi gloss
i was sort of thinking the dark walnut might compliment the surrounding walls better then the clear will and we also have dark floors throught out the house. sort of a mixture of dark colors. lots of the rooms are different tones. i dont think i like the red mahogany because to me it looks to like to much red with the cherry stained oak cabs.
Im open for lots of opinions here ... those are all of the stains i had on hand to try out .. i wish i had more but i dont feel like buying 5 different little min cans