Not all woods take stain well, however. Maple, birch, cherry, pine, fir, ash and most exotics are very difficult to stain. This has to do with the different pores in the wood and in some woods the resins or sap that resist the stain. Red oak and white oak floors absorb stain more uniformly, and are good choices if you want to stain your floor. We can identify what species of wood is in your home, and tell you if it is a good choice for staining.
A good stain job is only as good as the sanding job that came first. Stain will accentuate every imperfection in the sanding process. Stain will lodge in depressions, such as scratches and gouges. Experienced sanders, like the craftsmen at Magnus Anderson, know the proper technique for sanding the floor, using the correct equipment, grit of sand paper, and know-how to leave a floor that will stain well and uniformly. The application technique is important, as well. Our craftsmen have been doing this for a long time, and have the technique down to a science.
So, if you have a specific color of hardwood floor in mind, we can help you get the floor you want! Call us for a free estimate 303-437-0610 or fill out the form on this website.