What is the best way to match the floor?

Q: We just installed Goodfellow Gunstock wood floors. We are now ready to change the stairs and rails. What is the best way to match the floor? What stain and varnish are the best for this very busy area, and what method should I use to apply the products?

A: I would take a couple of pieces of the flooring to a local paint store and have them mix a colour match. You may have to use a technique called water popping to achieve the depth of colour. You wet (not soak) the totally sanded and prepared wood, let it thoroughly dry and then wipe on the stain. Let it soak for 5 minutes and remove the excess with a cloth.

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