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Old 12-09-2017, 06:03 PM
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Well, the hard work is finished as the floors are now laid. Now comes the headache: do I stain the wood or keep them natural and just buff them up.

any help is definitely needed
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:18 PM
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oooh,tough one..i'm mad on dark oak stain have a look at the images on the net of wooden floorboards,or type it into the 'search' above on the grey bar and see what other members have done with theirs.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:24 PM
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ooh thanks for that I'll definitely take a peek
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Floors are looking great Suzan. My classical is Victorian so I stained the floors mahogany. My Tudor house had the dark oak stain and in my shabby chic tearoom I painted them white the rubbed it off to give whitewashed look. As Su says, Google images for pics of floorboards. Loads of ideas on there, you'll be spoilt for choice.
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for a worn look...ie footfall i found shoe polish invaluable ....but obviously you need to decide on colouring first
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Old 13-09-2017, 11:03 AM
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What period are you going for Suzan? You can google to see what was popular at the time. Not that it means you have to stick to it though - they're our little worlds so we can use artistic licence as we see fit!

Great job on the floors by the way - looking good.

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Old 13-09-2017, 05:56 PM
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for a worn look...ie footfall i found shoe polish invaluable ....but obviously you need to decide on colouring first
How did you tackle the footfall with shoe polish ?
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What period are you going for Suzan? You can google to see what was popular at the time. Not that it means you have to stick to it though - they're our little worlds so we can use artistic licence as we see fit!

Great job on the floors by the way - looking good.

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Old 13-09-2017, 05:59 PM
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I guess it depends what style you are after. If you are going for modern keep it the way it is but if you are going for an older period I would stain it darker, but than again it's a matter of taste.
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I would live with it for a while and see how you feel. Or you could make up some small test sections using the same wood, and then test different finishes on the test pieces.
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