Time to see the stained hardwood floors!
Our contractor handled the staining for us. He sanded, cleaned and stained the floors before applying polyurethane on top.
When we came to see the floors, I was honestly disappointed. I thought they’d be darker, but the floors just would not take the dark stain.
If you’re wondering, here’s a post on how to stain wood.
Yes, the floors were pretty.
But they weren’t what I had envisioned.
We covered our brand new cabinets so they wouldn’t get any of the stain on them.
It was a bummer. But the rest of the renovation was coming together how I wanted, so this was just one setback. I could get past the floors, because I was still excited about the rest of the house.
One more thing on the hardwood floors
I’ve mentioned this before, the dining room hardwood floors were original to the house and the floors in the kitchen came from old hardwood flooring planks from a friend’s cottage.
Reusing flooring was awesome, but we had to figure out a way to make the reused kitchen floor planks come together with the dining room original flooring.
Lining up the floor planks would pretty much be impossible. So instead, we lined two rows of planks perpendicular to the flooring. Here it is:
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