You might consider using two different colors to get them to match. Kristi all of a sudden I am not getting your E-mails. I LOVE Jacobean! New house has pre-finished floors with a reddish tint and this post reminding me how much I miss the warmth of the dark walnut stain…it’s not that dark and seems to compliment the colors you are integrating into the house; blues, greens so I say go with your gut and for dark walnut. (and also, I almost put off my own renovation another year because I was trying to find out what to do with the floor). 4.5 out of 5 stars 51. I'm a DIY fanatic remodeling my way through our 1948 fixer upper.More About Kristi. The dark color is gorgeous and it provides a nice rich color to contrast the blues and green colors I decorate with. You have said you like to be messy when working and the finish is unforgiving if it gets paint on it or scratched. Also think about your wall color. This next picture was also taken last night… Jacobean made my ancient floors look so good. I can’t wait to see your test samples and how your refinished floor turns out! May 9, 2017 - Explore LizaThacker's board "special/dark walnut on pine floors" on Pinterest. Red oak in the raw. I think it’s also very pretty, and I do like that it’s a bit lighter (and less red), so it might not show dirt as much as the straight Dark Walnut. I think that is the one I used (different looking label but it was 4 years ago and I am in Canada). The pine turned more gray than anything. We’ve already scratched them moving in, but a quick touch up with a stain pen and it blends right in. 2) I have this sinking feeling you’re not going to like Minwax stain, either. Just sweeping on them, by the time you’ve done the room, the dust you stirred up in the beginning of the room will have settled, and it’ll be dusty looking again. I wasn’t too crazy about it at first because I didn’t think it was dark enough. Wow, lots of info in these comments and I’ve nothing to add except Sarah G makes a lot of sense! 4.6 out of 5 stars 54. So he has tested these products, and has updates, too. I had dark walnut stained red oak floors in my previous house. But this is the year that these rooms are going to get finished. Especially with your new color palette. I wanted to get a look at the colors in different lighting, so the picture above was taken last night. The juglans regia tree (English Walnut Tree) is smooth and soft with fewer ridges while the bark of the juglans nigra (Black Walnut Tree) is hard and grooved.The English walnut tree takes years before maturity, while the black walnut tree grows very fast. All Rights Reserved. ETA: Our floor guys are going to … Even just cutting fabric creates fine dust that shows madeningly on dark floors. We went for it and within 1/2 hour my LR floor was showing a beautiful light maple colour with no orange tone. It adds wonderful warmth and feels very natural and timeless. Waterlox gives you options to touch up, easily refinish, add new flooring. It polishes to a very smooth finish, and the color ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood. I was very surprised how much that color grew on me when it was previously a yellowy oak finish on narrow boards. It was more a realization that the flooring issue is holding up every other project that I want to get done this year, so something needs to be done. Suggest also that you apply a matte seal coat. It think it looks even better when it’s finished with an oil based polyurethane which really enhances the dark walnut color and the grain of the wood. The change in color is between the kitchen and the living room, and the kitchen and music room, and there won’t be a door in either of those places. Walnut is right between Maple and Mahogany to my ears and is NOT dark sounding, simply dark looking. Especially since you have a tendency to not cover your floors when you work on the room. Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. Have you looked at the colors offered by General Finishes? Then came Dark Walnut. I really like the wood in the picture with the Jacobean. Pretty excited about finding this. Thanks so much for your help! Ready Seal 125 1-Gallon Can Dark Walnut Exterior Stain and Sealer for Wood. I didn’t stop them and I don’t know why this happened. I would love a light chocolate hue but don’t know if it possible. I knew that to do the job properly, I needed to rent the drum sander and edge sander, but I’ve been trying to convince myself that using my 6″ rotary sander would be adequate. Ask me how I know this. The thing that jumps out at me in all these pictures that you posted (I love them all btw) is that surrounding these rooms…..everything is WHITE. Is Dark walnut too dark? Duraseal also has a wider selection of colors. Especially when you’ve got construction projects going on (like I do, and you do) because construction projects make so much fine dust. So you may want to go light now, knowing that in a year or two it will be darker. The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral in tone. I love English Chestnut by minwax, btw–have it on some stair handrails, and am thinking of using it when I refinish my floors. 2 hour dry time, super nice colors. Minwax Jacobean also works very well on red oak flooring…, And another slightly lighter option is Minwax Early American on red oak…. Minwax matches brush colors to can colors to make picking a brush easy! 7 out of 10 of our new hardwood floors are dark and people love the look it offers. I know you don’t mind dust and mess while you’re in the middle of a remodel, but when it’s all finished, you will appreciate a cleaner looking floor without constant vacuuming. Ideal for unfinished wood furniture, cabinets, The Waterlox is way easier to patch-up. If you are interested in a certain color, be sure to order a sample. Provincial is a warm, medium toned brown. 3) Definitely try whatever finish out on BOTH flooring samples before going all the way. ETA: Our floor guys are going to … It delivered rich, dark brown tones. I also have read good things about the hardwax oils. I had some area sanded and tested some colors, special walnut, cherry, dark walnut and golden pecan. Will the darker look in your kitchen be okay when you’re finished? There is also the California black walnut (Juglans californica) which is a rare species that has a very limited growing area. Isn’t that pretty? When we have a professional refinish both old and new floors on one of our jobs, the colors between the new and old floors (meaning the actual mix of the stain colors) are sometimes different, if the delineation line occurs at a straight point between rooms- like between the kitchen and living/music room. Both brands offer most of the same stains, especially the more popular ones such as golden oak, gunstock, provincial, special walnut, dark walnut, jacobean, and ebony. The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral in tone. So I choose Minwax® Wood Finish™ stain in Special Walnut.. Plus, our sweet Gracie is black, so her fine black hair wouldn’t show up as much on dark floors. Since the Minwax Wood Finish is oil-based, I’m using a natural bristle brush. It’s the perfect, medium-dark wood stain with golden highlights that show through the wood grain. Stain Gallery. 6. Related searches. Is that what you want? The kitchen floor is very red, where the old floor in the living room is very orange. Feel for you ,and certainly know how you feel. Go for the special walnut/ dark walnut mix. I like that idea and think that the floors will look great in each room and provide a cohesiveness throughout the whole home. I just had my white oak floors redone with jacobean and love the results. Not long ago I refinished our stairway to match our walnut floors. I’ve been so conflicted about how to proceed with it, and since I’ve been able to keep busy with other projects, I’ve felt no pressure to get it done. I also realized that in the amount of time it would take me to completely sand the breakfast room and pantry with my 6″ rotary sander on my hands and knees, I could probably sand the pantry, breakfast room, kitchen, music room, living room, and hallway with the big drum sander. So I choose Minwax® Wood Finish™ stain in Special Walnut.. Dark Walnut has too much red/orange in it for my taste. Minwax 70006444 Wood Finish Penetrating Stain, quart, Special Walnut. Good luck! So while I’m leaning towards the Dark Walnut just based on the pictures above, I’ll be testing out the Dark Walnut, Jacobean, and Early American on my floor and choosing from one of those. So you might want to look into that. I’ve had them for over a year now, and have noticed no darkening. I am so glad someone told me about it. Are you positive that you’re done with all the drywall work/messy remodeling work in all these rooms? It will make such a difference when the “orange” is gone. You’ve mentioned time after time how you like the Waterlox finish. None of which I am excited about but selected golden pecan becAuse it seems the safest. I tried a drum sander once, years ago, and they are very unforgiving. Easy to apply…I applied by hand…A beautiful matte finish and a raw look on the wood..the white toned down the orange in the wood. Okay, honestly, it wasn’t really a decision to stop procrastinating. If you’ve never heard of Special Walnut, you won’t forget it now! SO glad you will address the floor color. Get rid of it and for goodness sake, rent that big sander! Duraseal also has a wider selection of colors. That’s all fine and well if you’re a neat person who enjoys keeping a super clean house, but you’re not Kristi. It’s dark, handsome, classy, and a downright joy to cut, shape, sand and finish into a wonderful project. Do it once do it properly Good luck! I think the Jacobean is a good choice and you don’t have to mix it. Your floor of course will be unique due to lighting, red oak, etc…. With dark floors, and cats/construction projects creating fine dust, you’ll need to clean your entire floor, including moving almost ALL the furniture, every time you plan on having company over, because there will be all these lines of ‘shady’ dusty areas around, and under furniture, where a normal day to day sweep and vacuum doesn’t reach, which make it look like you NEVER clean, and you just quickly swept up the main areas for the company’s benefit, except that it’s still obvious to everybody how dirty you really are, because really… look at the dust under that end table over there. I LOVE your blog. Both brands offer most of the same stains, especially the more popular ones such as golden oak, gunstock, provincial, special walnut, dark walnut, jacobean, and ebony. I had initially thought I was going to want the special walnut or special dark but didn’t love the samples that were placed on my actual floor. I know you said you’re in a hurry to get it done, but you will regret it later if you end up tearing something out/making a big mess of the floors and they can’t easily be touched up. Special Walnut 224; Weathered Oak 270; Vintage Blue 288; Gunstock 231; English Chestnut 233; Early American 230; Provincial 211; Aged Barrel 283; Red Oak 215; Espresso 273; Dark Walnut 2716; Mocha 280; Navy 286; Red Mahogany 225; Honey 272; Jacobean 2750; … That is something to consider. I had heard a lot about General Finishes stain and varnish so I used them. We have 2 little fur babies (terriers) and yes, there is hair. I agree that you will be happier once you get all of your hardwoods tied together with a common, more neutral stain. Bought the Porter air combo you recommended and just finished my planed wall in the living room! Minwax Special Walnut. I think it is the correct decision and as you know, once you feel something is lending an off color tone to a living space, that is all you can see every time you enter the room. Mancha minwax 1 lt special walnut 224 $ 251 94 en mercado libre wood finish canadian tire stain testing (pics inside) techtalk speaker building audio video discussion forum rh inspired shanty sideboard hutch used: coat of weathered oak then putty no … Please take the time to do the floors so you’ll end up loving them for years. Remember the stripes? We know how much you woodworkers love walnut for your projects! I love Minwax products and we chose Minwax Dark Walnut. Colors are shown on White Oak. I totally agree! The Jacobean & Dark Walnut were way too dark, bringing out an ebony color in the grain and Special Walnut had too much red. We love how the stain really brings out the wood grain. I am not housekeeper of the year but did not have issues with a lot of dust showing because of the color of the dark walnut stain. See more ideas about pine floors, flooring, staining wood. The wood floor should really be a consistent color throughout your house and you are right about the oak having a strong orange undertone in the other rooms. You originally went with the Waterlox because you could touch it up after doing major remodeling jobs and making major messes in these rooms. CAT HAIR. As to comments about dust ‘n stuff on dark floors; this is Kristi, the Texas Tornado, the Queen of Remodel & Re-do! Before I sand away past stains and paint drips, I decided to test out Old Masters Special Walnut and Dark Walnut. I’ve been thinking that you need to address the orange/red all along, since it really impacts how all of the other colors in the room “read”. I chose "Special Walnut" stain for our kitchen & surrounding floors - does anyone else have this color? It worked great as long as I only had the one side door into the kitchen from the music room. So go for it! Minwax matches brush colors to can colors to make picking a brush easy! If you get unexpected company to come over, and it’s been move than a week before moving all the furniture and cleaning under it, your house will look filthy, even if you just finished sweeping. If you are going to be living in your home for many years, I would go with whatever you like. My FRIENDS! I like the hard wood with area rug look, not strict hardwoods. My thoughts exactly. Keep on plugging! No back pain or further delays. It might not be perfect choice for an entire body but the few walnut topped Kauer's we've … 6. We are hard on flooring, so I chose something that isn’t perfect to start out with, so if it gets a nick or gouge, I won’t want to kill someone! I started with a very rough grit (40) and worked my way up. Minwax Wood Finish is a penetrating, oil-based stain that enhances wood grain with rich color in just one coat. The problem with being a procrastinator who needs a little pressure to get things done is that when you work for yourself, there’s no one to apply that pressure. Special Walnut is quite a bit lighter. The Eastern black (Juglans nigra) is what most people associate with the term black walnut. Walnut & Mahogany Finishes. Also, big contrasts at the thresholds between rooms would drive me nuts. You know, like if I forget or run out of time to vacuum every day then it won’t show. And that’s why the hardwood floor in the breakfast room and pantry that I installed in September…. I am old enough to remember the last time very dark floors were in style–( in the late 1970’s and that is the phrase we used to use, LOL) when they went out of style they were REALLY, REALLY out! Two words from personal experience with dark walnut. I’ve seriously been wrestling with this whole flooring issue for about two months now, and I’ve finally made a decision. It's a criminally under appreciated wood choice IMO. Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. We have had natural finished flooring in another house that had high shine, and I literally had to shade my eyes at certain times of the day from the glare! Otherwise you will be swiffering and vacuuming every day. None of which I am excited about but selected golden pecan becAuse it seems the safest. 4.6 out of 5 stars 483. Every wood species benefitted greatly from the conditioner with this stain. I love Minwax products and we chose Minwax Dark Walnut. The colors you see can vary widely from computer to computer based on a number of factors. That makes no sense to me to do the floors last. I wouldn’t go dark. I love the Jacobean. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I tested Minwax Jacobean stain, Dark Walnut stain, Special Walnut stain, and a mixture of 1 part Dark Walnut stain to 1 part Special Walnut stain. Since the Minwax Wood Finish is oil-based, I’m using a natural bristle brush. I have dark floors, and you are never done cleaning the. I think the level of gloss you choose to finish with makes a big difference on the visibility of dust. What a good start in the year in your house – to get the “foundation” done in order to be able to finish all of the decorating on top! There is also a bunch of colors and samples you can try out. That breakfast room/pantry floor, as well as the floor in the kitchen, is new red oak flooring. And after just over three years, I’ve learned that living with orange floors really bothers me. It’s just my nature. Unfinished. Re: Provincial or Special Walnut Stain. I had Provincial in my last house and really liked it (didn't show dirt easily but also didn't show dust like a dark stain will). I love the dark shades but it’s true that the wood will get darker in time, so you might want to start out with something not at the darkest end of your colour palette! Faster and cheaper than the massages/physical therapy you may require after doing so much work on your knees! Minwax Wood Finish is a penetrating, oil-based stain that enhances wood grain with rich color in just one coat. This next picture was also taken last night… Here is a link to the latest update on hardwax oil: http://napervillehardwood.com/blog/, And here is a link to the first of his 4 part series on choosing a hardwood floor finish/topcoat: http://napervillehardwood.com/blog/, Hope this helps. Granted, yes, I’m always sweeping but it’s worth it to me. This time, I will stain my floors a dark(ish) color to minimize the color difference between the old and new floor. The samples posted on this website are intended as a guide, not a guarantee. Such fun. I think what she is saying is after you finish painting the walls and cabinets and right before you would bring in the furniture and stuff. Stain Gallery. I would just caution you against using a drum sander. I would love a light chocolate hue but don’t know if it possible. Copyright 2007-2019 - Kristi Linauer, LLC. I think they’re a nice rich medium color, and they’re not dark enough where they show every speck of dirt (like say going all the way to ebony would) Our are on white oak, so they’ll have a little less red/orange undertone than yours, but still a very lovely color, that feels classic and not the slightest bit trendy. The polyurethaned floor is cold and feels like plastic (but durable!) It seems when you pick easy or quick over what’s you love you redo it anyway. Just make sure you get enough product for the rest of your home so you have the same batch number and same coating. I also don’t like dark floors that have been popular the last several years. Your email address will not be published. I was one of those college students who would start working on a 20-page research paper the day before it was due, pull an all-nighter to get it done, and finish just in time to hand it in. Pics of : Minwax Special Walnut On Red Oak Floors. I really do like that floor with the half-and-half mixed stain on it, but to be honest, I just want this as simple as possible. P.S. I also think doing a poly is a terrible idea for you, for all the reasons people have already mentioned: you’re not nice to your floors. Finish the floors when everithing is finished. Reply. I did my house this summer, 4 rooms and a hallway, with floors that are in a similar condition to yours, with a U-Sand Orbital Sander that I rented from the local True Value. I understand their stain is superior to Minwax. Now. It delivered rich, dark brown tones. See more ideas about pine floors, flooring, staining wood. I love that you don’t feel trapped by your decisions. Just something for you to consider. I have a day or two to change my mind. Click here to see how they turned out…. It delivered rich, dark brown tones. It is my go-to stain color. You may be out of the house longer if you use oil based, but it may be worth it in the long run for your forever home. Learn how your comment data is processed. Your are truly amazing in all you accomplish. It showed a tad more dust, but hid occasional white paint flecks well. And please finish these rooms, i am a big fan but repeeting and reedoing is taking the fun out of it. You’re making the right decision. Responds well to steam bending. Here’s my issue. I tend to view Special Walnut as a lighter brown stain. 09/11/2020 20:33 Subject: Minwax Jacobean or Dark Walnut floor stain? The less red and orange undertones, the better. Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. They both said that it is not recommended over dark stains. And somehow it works out in time. Minwax 70006444 Wood Finish Penetrating Stain, quart, Special Walnut. Then came Dark Walnut. 0 The dining ... - Side by side comparison english chestnut special walnut dark walnut jcobean. I didn’t know polyurethane was water based, This is what I’m using: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Floor-Polyurethane-230231/100142887. And sometimes what looks like procrastination is really just the necessary waiting until your gut helps you figure out the right decision. My daughter went that route, and regrets it now, with two kids and two cats! This beautiful unfinished hardwood flooring was finished with a special walnut stain. If I had it to do over again, I’d definitely with a lighter color and use watertox since I’ve seen how well it has worked for you in the past. The Persian walnut picked up the name "English walnut" over the years since it was English merchants who introduced the nuts across the globe. And really… you will NEVER be done doing construction projects in that house. I had some area sanded and tested some colors, special walnut, cherry, dark walnut and golden pecan. I’ve tried it, and they look awful together. Look closely before you refinish yet again. Thanks. Then in the 18th century, in what was then called Alta California, Franciscan monks began growing English walnuts, later renamed to California or … Such talent! Save it for last. But there’s a downside. . I just want them done as quickly as possible, and waiting 24 hours between coats of Waterlox will drag this on way longer than I want. I meant to comment yesterday. If you put a poly on it, you can’t spot fix it, and so in a year’s time, it’ll look awful, and you’ll end up redoing them again anyways. The lower the sheen the less things seem to show. I really want to redo them in Jacobean but I know what a huge undertaking that will be, especially with 3 little kids at home. Ideal for unfinished wood furniture, cabinets, I tried a Dark stain and it stillness pulled up orange. The pantry will have a door, but that’s not where the change in color occurs. It's a criminally under appreciated wood choice IMO. Some paint came off the baseboards during the process and a few flecks were missed and got poly’d in. The shiny plastic-y look is yesterday’s news. I am glad you decided to redo all the floors to get the consistent look, but happier yet you are renting the necessary large sanders! It motivates me to retry projects that Im not in love with instead of just living with the mistakes (not that the waterlox was a mistake!). I’ve put it out of my mind. We refinished our floors with the drum sander and this looks so much easier! So admire your daring to tackle such projects! I know you don’t mind dust and mess while you’re in the middle of a remodel, but when it’s all finished, you will appreciate a cleaner looking floor without constant vacuuming. I can’t gush enough over our floors now, they are medium toned, random width and rough hewn. and the tung oiled floor has a warm, natural feel that I personally love. I don't want to go too dark so the room isn't too dark and every spec of pet hair and dust doesn't show. You can see that this stain consistently pulls a brown hue with the exception of the red oak for obvious reasons. Funny, I'm between these two for my floors! Ever. I know you’re eager to get on with things right now, and you don’t want to waste the time waterloxing, but really, based on your track record, putting a poly on it right now will just mean that you save some time right now, but that you’ll still have to put in the time to waterlox them in a year or two, because you’re not going to be happy with the results long term. All the best. Walnut and maple have a single, distinct difference. Our house seems so much brighter and I never see the dirt or dust anymore!!! Hi Sheryl, Colors are very subjective and personal. I don’t even want to consider how much of my brain power on a daily basis is used to store the recipes of the crazy concoctions of paint and stain I mix in the moment and then paint all over my house. So it’s just me making my own decisions, working on whatever I want to work on from day to day, and putting off the things that don’t interest me. Your house is beautiful. You’ll make it look beautiful either way, but rushing now and using the polyurethane could be something you don’t like, long-term. We had circulating baseboard heat, so dust was not a huge factor, though multiple pets’ hair was a factor. And in order to get the breakfast room and pantry done, I first have to address the floor. Every wood species benefitted greatly from the conditioner with this stain. Basically, anything dark that locks into the open grain of walnut will pop the grain nicely. Here’s another Dark Walnut red oak floor…. A medium tone hides it better. This beautiful unfinished hardwood flooring was finished with a special walnut stain. I went for it and refinished my floors. Im sure once you get started you will fly on with the work. I am just amazed and encouraged. Minwax Wood Finish is a penetrating, oil-based stain that enhances wood grain with rich color in just one coat. - Tell the difference between chestnut and walnut. Will your pantry have a door? Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). Great Special Walnut/ Jacobean blend on a 4″ White Oak. It's prized by woodworkers for its strength, grain and color. Penetrates the wood rather than sitting on top like polyurethane does, it can also be touched up. I know they aren’t as “in”… but we are so much happier! Why spend time making window treatments if I can’t hang them? It’s actually what my kitchen counter tops are and I hate them. Dark floors are elegant and will go with all your future room designs and re-dos. Love the mixture with the lighter look – think it would go very well with your bold colors, whereas the dark ones might end up with everything a little bold….just my thought. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation. Oh my goodness what a wonderful product. Kristi, I don’t know if this product is right for your project, but it’s worth checking out…Rubio Monocoat.http://www.rubiomonocoatusa.com/en plus lots of examples on Instagram as well. (I have oak floors similar to what you have now and about the same age except for the new sections in my kitchen, hall and office (we matched prefinished oak boards in the areas we added hardwood with the existing reddish honey color (refinished several years ago) to almost a perfect match (my floors have polyurethane on them). Over the years, natural walnut wood develops a lustrous patina. I’ve also been procrastinating because I couldn’t decide whether to just sand the breakfast room floor with my big 6″ rotary sander or whether to rent the big drum sander and edge sander. Have a look at Bona DriFast oil modified stains. We had a dark stained oak floor with a polyurethane finish in our kitchen in our previous house. Front Porch & Exterior Makeover (In Progress), Photo by Thomas Jacobson Construction, Inc, Discover traditional family room design inspiration, Discover transitional family room design inspiration, Rolling French Door Progress (Almost Finished! My Hubby is just like you. That’s not a critique (I’m the same way) that’s just a fact, and it will result in your house basically never being clean again, because if you don’t keep up with dark floors daily, they are ALWAYS dirty. (I hope you read comments from your posts that are a few days old, LOL!). If you’re not completely positive, I wouldn’t seal with a polyurethane. Minwax Dark Walnut. Just saying…. 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