I am planning to change a room that has laminate flooring to a room that has 3/4" hardwood flooring. The rest of the adjacent rooms and hallways all have hardwood flooring 3/4".
Initially I planned to use prefinished hardwood but after contacting minwax, I decided against it as prefinished hardwood cannot have any polyurethane applied to it easily and is difficult to sand. To get a closer match, I change my plan...
My plan is now to purchase unfinished wood flooring and then finish it myself in this room. The hardest first step is determining if I have red oak or white oak flooring. I think I have red oak as this was popular in the Long Island area long ago, but it's really hard to tell.
The next issue, is how to actually finish the wood to get this color match.
I planned to put the floor down and then finish with this polyurethane product for floors which has an amber tone, but I'm not sure if this produce a close enough orange-y effect.
Any advice would be much appreciated!