Staining Floors to Coordinate With Knotty Pine Walls

We have beautiful knotty pine walls and are refinishing the floors. What color stain should we use for the flooring?

By Bellasfairies from Pesotum, IL

October 5, 20090 found this helpful

I have a friend who owns a log cabin house and her floors are light hickory wood and look great with the log walls. Maybe you would like the light wood stain contrast.

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October 6, 20090 found this helpful

I would use a darker shade - maybe pick up the color of one of the knots. Isn't knotty pine kind of light colored?

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November 24, 20090 found this helpful

I would go a little darker so you distinguish one from the other. Use the same type of finish, though, probably a satin. Don't want any gloss if it's a rustic look you want.

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