Q: I have natural cherry wood floors. Today I got them sanded and polyurethaned, and now the stairs that we’re previously done look darker than the floor.
They have never been stained and contractor says they used oil based poly w/ high gloss. Why doesn’t it match, and can it be fixed?
A: Give the floor time to age. It will get darker.
Matching darker, older floors with bright new floors
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Can you stain Brazilian cherry floors any color?
Q: We have Brazilian cherry floors throughout that may need to be refinished. A few questions - 1) Does refinishing mean re-staining? 2) Can you stain Brazilian cherry floors any color (such as a chocolate brown)? 3) Our floors scratch so easily and show a white mark. Since the floors may…
Color match existing floors to new prefinished floors
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Do we need to stain and/or polyurethane the entire piece of wood, or is it okay to just finish the parts of the stairs that are visible?