Our floors are finished! We looked at going even darker, but this is a little darker than we have in our current home which we have really liked. It grounds the room. It will be a nice base for the cabinets, bookcases and eventually furniture. Interestingly this picture above shows how the primer on the walls is picking up a slight pink tone...not as much in the next photo. This is coming into play when we are choosing paint color....that's a future post.
Bona Traffic. While the stain was solvent based, Duraseal quick coat, the sealer and finish coat were both low VOC with the Greenguard seal of approval for indoor air quality.
Next he tinted a larger board and applied the stain we liked and then we took it up to see it in the space. I thought it was just a tad too dark and we were loosing some of the grain character. So he made up another board and we went with that.