Sorry but i hate it? Ideas? Or should we just rip it up?
Love that you chose to stain rather than remove. Looks nice, and you can still see the grain.
This is a verrrryyy old thread. July of 2013
1.5 year old thread.
A couple more comments on the thread prompted me to show what we did. For the parquet enthusiasts out there - IT SURVIVED!! We sanded it back and after many attempts with different color mixing by our wonderful, patient floor man (who will probably leave the city rather than see us again) we finally got it right. Very dark brown/black, but the grain still shows through. These photos taken on a dull day - when the sun is shining on it the grain shows up much more (so does the dust!) and it has a slightly reddish tinge to it. However, it's not so dark that it's a total pain to keep clean. Thanks for all the comments, I'm glad we didn't rush into ripping it out altogether.
I'm so pleased for you. In fact, more and more of the design rags are showing herringbone parquet to be right on trend. I love what you did with it and glad you are happy with it.
Beautiful floor! Glad you decided to keep it and that you're happy with it now :-)
Definitely ebonize them if you hate the way it looks now. I think that the pattern is great, it's just the color that seems a bit dated. Black would look a lot more chic in your space!
for those of you who insist on posting "OLD THREAD", etc - HEY - the rest of us do get some value out of posting and hearing what the original poster (OP) has to say. On this one, we got a couple photos of the end result. Some times it takes a home owner a while to decide what to do. Thank you to lilirit for letting us know the final decision.
The "old thread" comments, at least from ME... aren't for any other reason than letting some contributors know, that the advice they might believe they are giving, may be moot.
I know that when I 1st became involved on Houzz, I was glad when someone indicated that I may be addressing a question which had probably been answered months (if not years) ago.
Helped me "learn" to check the original posting date before blathering on about an issue someone was no longer interested in.