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.
Staining previously waxed floors
Q: I put 3/4 inch tongue and groove hardwood floors I had run myself in my cabin, about 15 years ago. Since then they've never been sanded or anything else, just waxed. Tonight I'm sanding them with an orbital sander and I'm not real concerned about getting them perfectly smooth.…
I have a hardwood floor that looks like a gym floor. It is maple. I would like to stain it darker, however I've been told that staining this maple floor won't work and won't turn out?
Staining fir floors
We are refinishing our fir floors. We have used a dark stain called jacobean. The color looks great. Now we have put a satin polyurethane on, and it has appeared to make the tone more of a red color.
Stained with poly still on floor
I made a mistake. I thought I only needed to 'rough' the finish of my floor before staining. I stained it with a good bit of poly still on the floor. Not it looks bad. How do I fix this without starting over?