Recommendations for unfinished walnut

Old 01-14-13, 02:40 PM
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Recommendations for unfinished walnut

We are putting down new unfinished walnut. We are looking for recommendations of stain color or were wondering if natural w polyurathane was the way to go. I know a lot is personal preference but there's so many choices we'd like some direction. We both like the dark tones of walnut but was wondering how it would age/look over time with different finishes. Thanks!
Old 01-14-13, 02:45 PM
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No stain needed! If you use an oil base poly the wood will darken up quite nicely. A waterbased poly will leave the wood color closer to what it is without a finish. I'd suggest taking a few scraps of flooring and applying oil base poly to half and waterbased to half - that will give you an idea of the color the floor will be once finished.
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I'm with Mark, I would not stain this. Personally, I prefer oil based poly but that choice is up to you.

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