Finishing hand scrapped floor

Q: I oil rubbed a hand scraped oak floor. The rough grain is dull, while the closed (smoother) areas are shiny. I need to make it look uniform. Less shine. Any thoughts? I am a flooring contractor, so I do have the equipment.

A: Well, of course the open grain, much softer than the surrounding wood will absorb more of any finish so you will require more coats. I would suggest going with a product such as Waterlox. You just mop it on with no need to wipe it off or buff it. It co adheres and builds.