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» Tools for Hardwood Flooring
» Moisture Testing
» Acclimation of Hardwood Floors To The Jobsite

Getting It Done

» Preparing the Room/Smoothing The Subfloor
» Dealing With Moisture
» Installation of Hardwood Floors On Concrete
» Installation Prefinished Nail or Staple Down
» Installation of Floating Hardwood Floor 
» Maintaining the Floor

Additional Articles

» Finish your Hardwood Floors on Site
» Restoring old hardwood Floors

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Staining Hardwood Floors
Staining brings a new element of ideas with hardwood floors. In many cases colors can be changed over the years providing the existing stain is not too dark or hasn't fallen into any open side and end joints during the original staining procedure. This will be visible if you're attempting to lighten a floor in later years. Another key would be the thickness of the flooring as changing a stain requires more material to be sanded off the floor itself for a successful color change.

Staining hardwood floors

The image above and below gives one and idea what colors can be achieved with the more common types of stains available. In this example above the material is old reclaimed pine whereas the one below is a new white pine. From left to right we have Walnut,   Ebony, Dark Burmese Teak, Brown Mahogany, Red Mahogany, Dark Oak in both examples. Having hardwood floors stained should only be considered with a seasoned professional as mistakes can lead to high costs and inconveniences.

Unlimited color staining with hardwood floors

Photos courtesy of  Floor Sanding. Org



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