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.
and - A classic fireplace framed by a mantel with tiered molding and detailed corbels lends sophistication to the clean lines of this room. A simple stone hearth in gray unifies the fireplace with the beautiful wood flooring.
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/
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: