How to Stain Hardwood Floors
how to stain and polish image As you know Staining your Hardwood Floor is a vast subject requiring a lot of research and knowledge and experience..some beyond my pay grade. I will say this that I will try my best.

From the contractor point of view

practices between contractors. Some absolutely love to stain Hardwood Flooring, they are good at it and they are able to offer custom colors to customers giving them the effect of very exotic Hardwood Species, and they are able to charge appropriately for their work. Other unfortunately hate staining Hardwood Floors, they see it as a hassle and a common source of complaints from their customers. Either way all reputable contractors should be very proficient at Staining.

So what are these customer concerns?
To properly answer this question we refer to the Experts at Hardwood Floor Magazine From the revered NWFA

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A good stain job is only as good as the sanding job that came before it. Wood flooring contractors who have done natural floors for years without a problem often find that they need to take their sanding skills to the next level in order to get an acceptable stain job. Any imperfection left by the sander will be highlighted once the floor is stained. Everything from drum marks to edger marks to screen marks seem to come alive with added color on the floor.

One of the most common problems caused by sanding is known as “picture-framing” or the “halo” effect. This is evident when a floor looks like one color in the field and another—lighter or darker—around the room’s perimeter. The effect is caused by a difference in sanding grits and/or sanding patterns used in the field and around the edge of the room.

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Sometime before doing a stain job is important to do a conditioning job..this is my favorite Water Based Stain conditioner. it’s a great little product ..check it out. Down here instead we are featuring their oil based stain conditioner from Minwax. This is my favorite product. for a complete review of this product check our blog here.

So here is a great clip from Naperville Illinois from the good folks at Tadas Wood Flooring.I really like these guys because their videos are clean, instructional and the sound is always kept in check.Here they are:”too bad i do not speak their language!