staining a wood floor in a checkerboard pattern
I don't know if this post belongs here or in the flooring forum, but I am interested in staining our new oak floor in a checkerboard pattern on the diagonal. I did a how-to search on line but almost all the hits gave instructions on how to paint a wood floor - I don't think I want to apply paint, though, because I want the grain to show through. Is there a way to do this design with stain or would the stain bleed through? Also if I were to seek out a professional, what would I search for? wood-working artist or floor designer or something like that? Thanks!