Choose the right Stain and Varnish
for you Floors and Staircase

The final touch to your wood floors and stairs

In addition to sanding and installation of hardwood floors and staircase, International Floors offers 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.

The perfect match for staining

Customers often ask us to match the color of an existing floor, staircase 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.

Will My Floor Change Color Over Time?

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.

Coating and Varnishing

After sanding, we apply a stain (or sealer) and two coats of varnish for maximum durability. Sanding and coating usually takes 2 days: a period of 2 hours is required before you can walk on the floor, and 48 hours to replace your furniture. You can choose from satin, semi-gloss or gloss varnish finishes. These products will protect your flooring for years and years to come. Let our experts create the perfect finish to your floor.