Wood floor staining and varnishing
Stain and varnish: The final touch to your hardwood floors
In addition to sanding and installation of hardwood floors and staircase, International Floors offers wood floor staining and varnishing services. We are proud to use Duraseal and Bona stains, brands that are renowned for their quality and durability. These products are drying fast so you can walk on your floors only 2 hours after their application.
Staining hardwood floor: Find the perfect match
Customers often ask us to match the color of an existing floor or piece of furniture. Color matching is not easy: the existing floor may have changed due to sun exposure or react differently to the new stain due to the wood’s essence at the time of the original process. Our experts can color match on-site: test patches can be applied to your hardwood floors to give you a good idea of the end product. If you have a sample of your current flooring, we can create your in-store personalized mix.
Wood floor varnishing and coating
Frequently Asked Questions
about varnishing and staining wood floors
You can expect your floor to slightly change tones with time. The cause is usually from exposure to the ultra-violet rays of the sun, whether direct or indirect. This color change will be more noticeable in lighter colors, which will darken over time. In addition, certain types of wood, like Brazilian Cherry, will naturally darken over the years. These changes are due to the natural characteristics of the type of wood and are not covered by most manufacturers’ warranties.
The drying time for stained floors depends on various factors, including the type of stain used, humidity levels, and ventilation. With the products we use, you can walk on your floors 2 hours after application, but you should wait at least 24 hours before placing back your furniture.
Yes, it's possible. We’ll sand your floors before staining and varnishing, so you can change their color and/or opt for a more mate or glossy finish to get the look you desire.
Yes, there are eco-friendly and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) staining and varnishing options available, as the Bona and Duraseal products that we use. These options are more environmentally friendly and emit fewer harmful fumes during application.