We are having white oak installed and finished on site. The builder already ordered the wood. The pillow is from our sofa. The company that supplied the raw wood and the installer both recommend Bona products. Color — we like the Bona Nordic best and the Bona Natural second, but they both have a muddy haze when you see them in real life. (The Classic has less of a haze.) See the photo below — if you open the photo you will see the raw wood. We will use 3 coats of Bona Traffic HD on top of the sealer. We want to stay away from adding a yellow, green, pink or orange tint to the floor.
Is the haze from the white that is in the sealer or the matte finish, or both?
Will there be less haze if we use a satin finish?
I read some really old posts here that say stay away from the Nordic. (I’ve read LOTS of old posts!)
Is the Nordic still a problem? Have experienced installers figured out how to use the Nordic in open floor plan homes?
We will have 3500 sq’ of wood and certainly don‘t want problems.
I would appreciate your advice on how to avoid the haze and advice on the Nordic product.
(Please do not tell us to order pre-finished floors or use an oil finish. Floors are already sitting in the new house acclimating and I know that I am not cut out for the oil finish.)