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Opinions on the best type of stain for a water-resistant hardwood kitchen floor?

Opinions on the best type of stain for a water-resistant hardwood kitchen floor?


Old 10-12-16, 02:57 PM
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Opinions on the best type of stain for a water-resistant hardwood kitchen floor?

I am refinishing an old house that has some pretty beat up hardwood floors. The current floor color is a medium brown, and I would like to eventually stain it a very dark color, very close to black. There is wood flooring in the kitchen area that flows into all the other rooms.

Is there a type and brand of stain that is water-resistant and good for a kitchen floor? Also, what other types of chemicals (i.e., before staining or after staining) do I need to put on the floor besides the stain color? What is a good place to buy the materials to do this?
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Old 10-12-16, 03:30 PM
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The stain is not what's durable and water resistant. It's the finish that you apply over the stain. Usually polyurethane is used because of its durability. But no wood floor is going to be 100% water resistant due to all the joints between planks. Obviously if you spill a gallon of milk on the floor, its going to find its way through a few cracks... especially on an old floor.
Old 10-12-16, 05:43 PM
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And a dark floor is going to show every speck of dirt and even dust.
Trust me on this it's going to come out faster and come out better to hire this one out if your going to refinish.
By the time you spend the time to go rent the equipment, work through the learning curve on how to run it, pay for the sanding pads, buy the pads to apply the stain, cost of the stain and sealer.
They could have been done and gone days ago.
Old 10-13-16, 04:29 AM
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IMO sanding the floors is the hardest part of refinishing a hardwood floor. As stated above the stain has little to do with sealing the floor as that is the job of the polyurethane. While a good stain can be bought most anywhere the better floor polys will be found at a wood flooring store.

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