If you have oak stair treads already in your home, chances are, they are red oak, so you may be better served matching that. Thank you for this nice article.
These suggestions will surely help. In the world of carpet, explains Dean , we are seeing far fewer shags and friezes and more patterned carpets.
If you put in new red oak upstairs, and then later refinish your first floor which you will need to do eventually , they will be a closer match.
Reply Inaccurate richard l on Aug 2, 2017 Purchased on Aug 13, 2015.
How can I tell if the original floor is red or white? Ebony, white, or one of the various grey shades would be much better suited.
I am repairing an area of my oak floor. Reply What did you decide? I will definitely keep those cabinets on my list to research when we start our next remodel.
How would you recommend staining them dark to be similar to the other room? Thanks, Sheryl Reply. Within a week the entire new wood has cupped….. Did you choose Sommerset Hickory Toast?
The crawlspace and proper ventilation can be a huge part of wood floor performance. What do you think? Ron Smith says: White oak tends to come out a bit darker and browner while red oak tends to come out a bit lighter and has a bit of red undertones. You will want to get some color samples from your flooring professional to see the range you can choose from.
I suspect moisture from the central AC system during the summer months must be condensing on the subfloor bottom and migrating up to the hardwood but I thought the insulation sleeve would have solved it.