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Old 02-03-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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Refinishing wood floors

I've helped other people refinish wood floors a long time ago, but I was never in charge of doing it.

I need to do my own floors and looking for a primer on the steps.

I want to use a dark stain on the flooring as well.
I have seen floors where it looks as if there is no polyurethane on them, just stain, how do they achieve this look?

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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if possible, keep the floors as light a color as possible. this helps hide dirt and scratches, etc.
they most likely used a satin floor finish to have it protected and not shiny.


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Between these two articles, you should get all the info you need:


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we just refinished the red oak floors in our new house last month. We chose to use a satin/oil finish and are VERY happy with the results. The oil gave the floors a warm feeling, instead of the almost clear finish that the water sealer would.
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