Mike Tinkler from Absolutely Floor Restore, our wood floor sanding and staining expert in Darlington shares his experience with some wood floor staining advice. Mike has recently undertaken two very different wood floor sanding and staining projects. The first was on a pine floor in Teeside, and the second was a very bold dark staining project on an oak floor in Durham City.
Wood Floor Staining Advice – Pine
The first project was a 1920’s pine floor in rented accommodation. The owner wanted something more modern than carpeting to help attract prospective tenants for her latest rental property. So the finish needed to look good and also be durable. Pine is a beautiful timber – but it was never really designed to be on show as a finely finished floor! One easy way to help make your old pine look like new is to speak to your local Ultimate Floor Sanding Company professional floor restoration expert.
What Mike did
First, we completed some repairs on the old pine and then carried out our revolutionary dust-free sanding process, meaning no mess for the property owner. Once the pine floor was clean and dust-free we applied the Pallmann Pall-X 333. This floor staining product is of very high quality and in this instance, having consulted with the property owner, we chose a blended mix of dark medium brown. Once the Pallmann 333 stain was dry and homogenised, Mike finished the pine floorboards with Pallmann Pall-X 98 Gold to give the rental property floors their best chance of longevity!
Wood Floor Staining advice – Oak floor with a dark stain
This client was very bold in their thinking and didn’t want to stick with old fashioned ideas on colour. They were having the walls painted grey and wanted Mike and his team to go bold on the Oak with a really dark stain.
What Mike did
We started by showing a few different sample colours on their floor to help them decide exactly what was right for them. After testing several stains on the oak floor to show the client the potential results, we followed the Ultimate Floor Sanding process as above and in this instance applied Pallmann 333 in ebony black to the sanded floor. The result was beautiful.
Mike says “As long as you have tested the floor stain, and shown the results, balanced the clients thinking along the way, you can achieve something really striking and unique. After all the aim is to help give the client what they desire!
See how the old damaged oak boards have been transformed using ebony black? Just look at the gorgeous herring bone effect shining through!”
These really were jobs well done by Mike and his team. Both of the clients were delighted. Mike has subsequently carried out another 3 jobs for each client and has been recommended by them many times.
About Pallmann 333 Wood Floor Stain
- Pallmann 333 is a product very easy to use.
- Our recommendation is that you carry out a test patch on the client’s floor to ensure they like the colour
- You can mix the colours to help to deliver exceptionally unique floors
- Mike’s tip is that if you decide on a mix – make a note of % mix in your diary
- Our experts will protect your skirting boards and fireplaces against oil contamination
- We are not afraid to be bold! if our client desires something different, we’ll work with them and their expectations – as Mike recommends just test and show!
Remember the beauty of working with timber is its ability to be remodelled, reshaped, recoloured, and restored! Experts like Mike know and respect its limitations.