Staining and Recoating your Hardwood Flooring

Renew Your Hardwood Flooring with Professional Quality Staining and Recoating

The final steps on your path to renewing your beautiful hardwood flooring, are the staining and recoating. Once you have performed all of the sanding, screening and important preparation work, sealing your hardwood flooring pulls it all together. There are various options available to you, depending on the overall look you’re going for with your interiors and the nature of the traffic you expect on your floors.

Some people like the lighter tones of an unstained hardwood floor, so they skip the staining process altogether and seal the flooring directly. While still others prefer the darker, richer tones afforded by the application of oil or water based stains, who pick exactly the tone they’re looking for and then seal it in.

Hardwood Floor Staining is an Art

Unlike paint – which is the same color no matter how many coats you apply, or how thick one spot is over another – wood staining products require a consistent level of application depth and saturation, if you want an even tone throughout the entire project. True, in most cases the color differentiations can be slight, but that is why discerning, demanding clients require professional quality finishes. We at Artisan Hardwood Flooring take particularly great pride in our ability to produce remarkably even tones, throughout your entire project.

Water Based or Oil Based Stain?

This has become a popular question for people staining their hardwood floors, for the past decade or so. Many people believe that only an oil based stain will give them the protection and wood tone they’re trying to achieve, and of course, the buyer is always right. What we have learned however, is that the water based stains produced today offer equal protection and color for your hardwood flooring, while also being easier to clean up after and faster to dry.

Finish Coating, the Final Step

After your hardwood flooring has been prepped, sanded, stained and is in all ways clean and dry, the final coats of clear sealant are applied. Again, they come in very durable Oil based and Water based Polyurethane products, in addition to Acid cured finishes which are extremely durable, super hard industrial use Acrylic impregnated finishes and simple wax finishes. We will discuss all of your needs and options, making the best recommendations we can for you based on our experience.

It All Starts with a Simple Phone Call

It would be my pleasure to speak with you about your hardwood flooring today. My team and I have years of experience working right here in the Reno/Tahoe region, and we take great pride in the quality of our craftsmanship. We are also proud of our ability to produce Artisan quality workmanship, for virtually any budget. Contact us right now, and let me show you how beautiful your hardwood floors can be.


Sorin Giurca