Q: Can I poly my new oak hardwood 3/4 inch floors that I just put in, without staining first? We like the light color, and the natural stain is too dark for us. Is it wise to poly without staining? What will happen if we do not stain?
A: Staining wood floors is a personal choice. The reason people stain floors is to achieve a certain colour and look. It is a totally optional and subjective thing to do.