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Recommend a brand of stain for floors - live4ever - 07-19-2015

Going to be refinishing oak flooring to a darker color...looking for recs on stains...


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - JTTHECLOCKMAN - 07-20-2015

Minwax oil stains.Many colors to choose from.

The one I used was called Early American and they came out great. I used on floors, doors, and woodwork trim.


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - Joe_m - 07-20-2015

We used Minwax oil based stain (cherry) on our new red oak floors and it looks great.


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - jteneyck - 07-20-2015

Sherwin Williams Wood Classics, which just so happens to be on sale right now.

John


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - live4ever - 07-20-2015

Interesting, thanks. I thought it would be recommended to stay away from Minwax. I was expecting to hear Mohawk, Cabot, Duraseal, etc.




Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - K. L McReynolds - 07-20-2015

Actually, the finish applied over the stain is more important than the stain.

All stains fade with UV exposure---look at floors where an area rug has set and then been moved.


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - live4ever - 07-20-2015

I like the way you think, John.




Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - live4ever - 07-20-2015

Yes, that certainly makes sense. I'll be using Bona sealer and satin topcoat.


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - Curlycherry - 07-20-2015

live4ever said:


Yes, that certainly makes sense. I'll be using Bona sealer and satin topcoat.




Bona Traffic is *the* top coat of the gods. I found out about it at a local wood floor finishing shop. They had half their front entrance done with Traffic and the rest done with all other brands. The traffic side was pristine.


Re: Recommend a brand of stain for floors - live4ever - 07-20-2015

Stuff ain't cheap...


But the good stuff never is.