Q: I just bought unfinished Brazilian Walnut, 5″ wide. How much color variation should Brazilian walnut have? Should there be greens and yellows and red, along with the browns?
Is it customary to stain it darker if there are too many color variations?
A: According to one excellent resource, www.woodfloorsonline.com this is what to expect from this type of wood:
“Color Range: Brazilian Walnut”
Click for in depth info.!
I haven’t worked with this product yet. It isn’t actually walnut, but looks something like American walnut. American has quite a range of colour in it from light and creamy, with yellow to quite dark red, brown and orange. If you don’t like the colour range, or if some of the colours you don’t like are so prevalent as to make picking those boards out and not installing them, then you really have the wrong species of wood. I can’t yet grasp why I might install a floor like this and then not want to enjoy the rich colours it offers. As the above resource indicates, like some other exotic species, the colours will change rather rapidly with exposure to light, and become more muted.
Too much variation in wood and color?
Q: We are about to replace our carpeted area with hardwood. I fell in love with the 3/4 solid Santos Mahogany, but I am concerned that the color may clash with our existing nature wood trim throughout the house. The trim is between a wheat and pecan color. Would this…
Can you stain Brazilian cherry floors any color?
Q: We have Brazilian cherry floors throughout that may need to be refinished. A few questions - 1) Does refinishing mean re-staining? 2) Can you stain Brazilian cherry floors any color (such as a chocolate brown)? 3) Our floors scratch so easily and show a white mark. Since the floors may…
Searching for Canadian walnut
Hello, I am looking for 150-170 sq. ft. of the Canadian walnut we ran out of upon installation. It is dark chocolate in color, tavern grade- many short pcs. and knots. (the knots are not filled, which is what I prefer). It has an aluminum oxide semi-gloss finish, and is…
Staining Wood Floor a Bold Color
Q: I would like to stain my hardwood oak floors to a very non-traditional, bold color. For example: indigo, blue, or blood red. Minwax makes some water based stains in those colors, are those advisable for the floor? They can be seen here: http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains/minwax-water-based-wood-stain#Colors They will be coated with oil…
Nails or staples for hardwood / Brazilian walnut?
I am about to lay a Brazilian walnut 3/4' floor and was wondering if flooring nails or staples are less likely to crack tongue when using air nailer. The flooring is extremely hard and I would like to avoid cracking.