How to match new and old flooring

So you added a  new flooring, or replaced some of the old flooring and now thinking: how could I match the old and the new floors?

Of course every floor is different and there is no way for me to tell you what to use exactly to match the colors of your floor, but still, there are most common colors, which you can use and play with, while trying to match it.These are the types of stain that you can easily find in your local hardware store.

of all try Golden Oak by Minwax. This stain is good to match white and red oak, fir (in some cases), southern yellow pine. Apply it heavily, if it didn’t work the first time, try again. Make sure you sand the floor before the application( at least lightly with 120 grit sandpaper) and clean it up.

If you need to add some reddish color to your stain, try colonial maple by Minwax. By mixing it up 50%/50% with Golden oak, we actually matched quite a few floors.Of course, you can add less than that, but I would not recommend the mix less than 30%/70% both ways, since it’s going to be the color of the dominating stain.

Those are the most commonly used colors for the natural floors.Of course the result will be much better, if you will sand down all the floors in the room and stain them all, but if you don’t want to do it, this is the way to go.

If you have any ideas, leave a comment, let the world know!

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