How to get dark wood floors (aniline dye?)
We have a houseful of freshly installed red oak. We'd like to achieve a dark brown color but our wood floor guy can't seem to produce anything darker than a mid-level brown stain--he says that's the darkest he can do, the wood just won't absorb more stain. I've been researching online about aniline dyes and General Finishes brand of dye stains and gel stains. Does anyone have experience with these products over a whole floor to get a dark color? Is the process to dye the wood first and then use a standard Minwax after that? Thanks for any wisdom.