Obtaining Room Harmony
changes a lot more
often around a room than hardwood floor and this raises a design
one point, your hardwood floor might match perfectly with the other
pieces in the house, but once you change them your floor’s
color won’t be
compatible with the type of wood your new furniture is carved in.
Is it necessary to replace the
entire hardwood floor in this case? Thankfully, no. You can simply try
hardwood floors in your house to match their surroundings.
Let’s see how you
can do this.
Staining is part of
refinishing process and it’s most commonly (and most
effectively) done in
between buffing and finishing the floor. Oftentimes, it’s not
to change the tint of the floors, but rather to enforce their color,
loses its resonance over time.
Stains penetrate each type of
wood differently, so for example open grained woods such as walnut,
or ash will be stained more effectively than closed grain woods such as
or birch. That’s why knowing the type of wood you have before
to stain the hardwood floor is important.
Staining requires a clear and
clean surface before being applied, so if you just sanded and buffed
take some extra time and effort to get it as clean as
might have different stain colors for hardwood flooring planks in the
room, as some of the stains will get sucked in by debris and will
color the actual planks with the same efficiency.
Stuff You’ll Need for Staining Hardwood Floors
- wood stain
- knee pads
- a clean rag
How to Choose the Right Wood Stain
are several types and
brands of wood stains out there and the one you get should be
what you want to do with it and by what type of floor you
want to improve the current color of your floor and make it more
can use pigmented penetrating sealer stains, which do not obscure the
wood grain of your floor.
Oil based pigmented stains are amongst the best on
the market and they’re commonly used when trying to change
the color of the
floor. They accentuate the grain pattern of the floor but they also
life of the wood if applied excessively.
How to Apply Hardwood Floor Staining
- First of all, make sure the floor is clean.
- The room should be well ventilated, since the fumes
caused by the stains are harmful if the gather up (open a window or
turn on the ventilation in your house to avoid this).
- Get your kneepads on, because you don’t
want to get stain solution on your clothes or bare skin.
- After applying each stain portion, wipe off the
excess with a clean rag. Otherwise, the drying time will be increased
- After finishing the staining process, leave the floor
to dry out over night. In some cases, if you used excess stain, if the
ventilation in your house is poor and there’s no air flow
around the room or if the temperatures are too cool, drying the stains
could take longer.
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