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noodlesalad 04-24-2006 11:31 PM

Staining hardwood floor
Hi , I recently purchased a new place with pre engineerd hardwood flooring "Heavewood" .. wondering if I can stain it darker.. its a natural brown, but would like it darker.

What would be the best options, for the best results.. its only one main living room, approx 20 ft x 10 ft..

Thanks guys.

lxdollarsxl 05-02-2006 08:07 PM

Is the flooring already in a finished state - i.e. glossy? if so its been sealed and the sealer wont allow any stain in, it would have to be stripped back to stain.:(

noodlesalad 05-03-2006 05:12 PM

yea i figured that would be the case.. i guess sand it down with a fine sander? stain it, then re-gloss it?

sounds pretty simple but im sure theres more too it...

any advice would be superrrrrrrrrr

Teetorbilt 05-03-2006 06:09 PM

Do you know how thick the top laminate is? Some of them are paper thin veneer.

What have I done 05-29-2006 08:13 AM

rent a squar buff sander...buff off the shiney coat..restain or use a stain/poly ( tripsaver) and reseal

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