How do finish this oak threshold to blend with the floor?


After completing the remodel of my master bath, the doorway needed to be replaced. They used an Oak threshold and I'd like to make it blend with the floor. Any suggestions?

q how do finish this oak threshold to blend with the floor
  8 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 31, 2019

    You can paint it or replace it with a marble one that is closer to the color you need. If paint use oil based primer, sand then paint 2 coats.

  • Peg Russell Peg Russell on Mar 31, 2019

    Thanks Kelli. Do you think dabbing various shades of white, gray and black will produce a blend close to the floor? I like the marble idea.

  • Seth Seth on Mar 31, 2019


    You might want to consider replacing it with a complimentary marble or quartz threshold. You can get them at the big box stores and online. A local tile flooring company may also have some choices in stock or by special order.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Mar 31, 2019

    I had the same problem and stained ours a med grey and it sort of blends in now.

  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 01, 2019

    hi ! i would stain or paint it a color close to the floor a grayish. you might want to by the same threshold in any size to do your experimenting on.

  • William William on Apr 01, 2019

    You can paint one color as close to the flooring. You can dab on different shades of grays and black to blend in with the flooring. You will need a base coat first. A light gray base coat then darker grays and black.

  • Peg Russell Peg Russell on Apr 02, 2019

    Thank you William. What type of finish would you recommend?. I don't want the finish to wear off since there are three thresholds and a good bit of traffic.

  • Oliva Oliva on Apr 02, 2019

    Using a small piece of sponge and a feather will help you in matching colors and appearance. I'd take the time to practice on a similar piece of oak. Seal with 3 coats of Marine polyurethane, if thresholds will see any sun, or if you'll have heavy traffic.