How to Darken Oak Flooring!!

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Old 03-31-09, 08:17 PM
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Angry How to Darken Oak Flooring!!

I had new oak flooring installed about 1.5 years ago and I am really disappointed about the color being too light. Is there any way to darken the oak without sanding and refinishing? I read some where that ammonia can darken oak, has anyone heard of this or tried it? Do you think I could rub straight ammonia into the floor to darken it??
 
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Old 04-04-09, 02:54 PM
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Hold on there with that ammonia talk. It will turn your floor dark- but only in the seams, and it will be black. It will also ruin the finish. Is the floor a polyurethane finish? If so, then sanding is the only proper way to change the color. It's probably not a wax finish,but if it were, you could just use a dark wax to change the color.
 
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