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How To Decide on a Final Stain Color

In last month’s blog post, we went into great detail about choosing stain colors. If you haven’t seen that post yet you can read it here.

One of the hardest decisions you may have to make when it comes to your hardwood floors is choosing the color you will eventually stain them. This is an important decision because you will have to live with your choice for a long time.

If you’ve followed the advice from last month’s post, you’ve probably narrowed your choice down to 2 or 3 of your favorite colors.

So, this month we’ll show you the steps we can help you go through to finally decide on a color that you’ll be completely 100% happy with for your hardwood floors.

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What Color Should I Stain My Wood Floors?

One of the biggest questions we get here at Tadas Wood Flooring Inc. when it comes to staining floors is: Should I get my floors stained and if so, what color should I go with?

It’s easy to see why this can be such a dilemma for some people, your floors will have a huge impact on the look of your home and if you get them wrong, you’ll be stuck with them for a long, long time.

Staining hardwood floor

The answer isn’t as hard as you might think. There are a number of factors that will affect whether you should stain your floors and what stain color best suits your home, all of which need to be taken into consideration before making a decision.

Let’s go through a few steps to see what your decision should be.

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Naperville “Dancing” Hardwood Floor Repair Project

This was an interesting project we just completed in a Glenview, Illinois home. If you watch the video below you’ll be able to see why we called it the “dancing” floor…

The hardwood floor in this 60+ years old house had obviously seen better days…  and not just the condition of the finish. Everywhere we walked it bounced up and down all over the place. You could get sea sick just walking from one side to the other!

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What Is This TRIO Hardwood Floor Sanding Machine?

For this blog post I thought I’d introduce you to one of our secret weapon’s that plays a huge part in allowing us to provide clean, flat and beautifully finished hardwood floors for our Naperville clients.

It’s the specialized hardwood floor sanding machine pictured below – the TRIO.

One of the common questions we get when we unload the TRIO is… what is that? It is a kind of weird looking contraption isn’t it? It kind of looks like a funny vacuum cleaner, especially with all the hoses attached. And in fact a big part of it is a vacuum system – we’ll come back to that in a moment though.

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Nasty Powder Post Beetle Hardwood Floor Damage In Orland Park

Well this month we had some “fun” on a job in Orland Park, Illinois.

As we were prepping the beautiful 3 inch red oak floor and getting it ready to start the first sand, we noticed some unusual dust on the floor in one of the rooms. This area of Chicago has a bit of a termite problem so we automatically assumed that was the issue. We knew we couldn’t continue on with the job so we made the decision to pull up one or two of the boards to see what we were dealing with.

You can see what we found in the video below…

What a mess!

As you can see in the video, this floor had been someone’s dinner for quite some time.

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Our Hardwood Floor Refinishing Blog Is Finally LIVE!

Well we finally have our blog up and running! Over the next few weeks, months and years we’ll continue to add posts that discuss our work as hardwood floor refinishing professionals and some of the fun – and not so fun –  issues that come up in this field.

Please feel free to comment, provide feedback and ask any questions you may have… we’ll be sure to reply to each and every one of them.

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