We recently had our red oak hardwood floors refinished. When we purchased our home, the downstairs had red oak hardwood floors. They were stained in the traditional orangey color. They are 2 - 2.5 inches wide. Recently, we purchased 5" wide oak planks for our master, master closets and the upstairs hallway. We never had them sanded or finished. So, we had them refinished / finished at the same time, the same color. I love the look of the fumed floors. My daughter has warned me to not go with the fumed products as the upkeep is not easy. I finally found a formula that I loved - they were for white oak floors - but I figured they'd have to look just as beautiful on my red oak floors. We used three Minwax stains to achieve this look, and the floors were coated in a matte water-based poly.
I am so pleased with them. This is the view in our breakfast room. The wall paint is Farrow & Ball's Shaded White. I had SW match the color for me.