Return to the Flooring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Staining hardwood floors

Posted by BreGal (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 16, 12 at 17:06

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?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Staining hardwood floors

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Flooring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here