Wood Floor Staining
If you are looking to give your flooring a new and reinvigorated look then staining is for you.
There are many stains to choose from to give your floors a different and unique look. Wood Floor Staining is a much cheaper option than replacing your flooring completely.
We are specialists in all types of wood floor staining.
The Steps of Staining
Our team at West End Flooring Masters are arguably the best in London when it comes to wood floor staining because of the vast and varied staining projects we’ve worked. We know how to stain any flooring type the right way for beautiful and long lasting finishes.
When staining your wooden floors, we will make sure that the sanding process starts from Grit 40 and finishes with Grit 120. Every Stain is hand applied using only the very best stains and lacquers from the most respected and sought after suppliers. Our work is second to none and one look at our gallery will show you we mean business and you can browse our floor sanding and wood floor restoration pages for more details. We use most brands of stains including Rustin for light pigmentation colours, Myland for rich and dense pigmentation and even Bona Create as an alternative to wood floor covering for Oak and Hardwood. We also use Bona Craft for designer colours and all Oil stains and white wash finishes.
Surface preparation for Wood Floor Staining:
– First, we repair and nail down any loose boards or weak joists and strip off floors with coarse grit.
– We then progress to finer grit, up to 100 for pine boards and 120 for Oak and Hardwood.
– We sand all edges with a Bonakemi Edge Sander, followed by a hand held orbital.
– And finally, we run two passes with the Trio machine for particular wooden boards or those with blocks and patterns.
– Furthermore, we finish by applying your chosen stain either by hand or a light buffer staining machine.
Besides showing you our colour chart of stains, we believe that to make an accurate choice it is better to sample directly on your floorboards different shades of stains. This is because every floorboard is different, due to their age and the exposure they have endured.
Staining for Different Types of Wood
– For old pine boards, we usually apply stains by hand. Pine wood is soft and any excess stain will result in patchiness.
– We recommend staining pine boards because they tend to yellow after a year or so. Also if they are only varnished or oiled without staining, staining helps to prevent the yellowing process for at least 5 to 6 years.
– Pine wood is ideal for staining, it can be stained in any colour including white wash.
– Oak wood is also perfect for staining due to its properties for absorbing.
– Hard wood such as Miranti, Marbau, Walnut, Panga Panga – also known as Wenge Wood, and other hardwood species are much more difficult to stain. The use of specialist products from Bona Create, Bona Craft, Myland amongst others often hold the solution.
Some stains are applied with a light buffer machine and finished by hand. This process is ideal for large spaces and for dense and strong stains, such as Coleron, Bona Create range and Mylands.
We sample free of charge a large selection of stains for you to chose from.
Contact us to book your free sampling and get expert advice for the best staining options to match your wood type and interior design.