Staining hardwood floors

BreGalFebruary 16, 2012

I'd like to get opinions from contractors or floor people if possible. My fiance and I are building a house. We haven't been happy with our general contractor so I've been questioning everything. He's had the hardwood floors installed, but they haven't been stained yet. He says that he's going to install the baseboard and have everything painted BEFORE the floors are stained. Does this sound normal? I would assume that ALL the flooring would be stained before baseboard so that there's not an edge of the wood that's un-touched under the baseboard. Is this normal?

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don92

I've never heard of that . There would be movement of baseboard and shoe over the years and non-stained floor would show in places.
I'm assuming it's been sanded. Once sanded you would want to stain the floor so that it would be protected from grease or oil as work continued.
Your paying him, tell him what you want.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 2:47PM
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