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Old 05-14-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hardwood Flooring Stain Continuity, Swirl


Hi everyone, some hardwood flooring issues I am having I have attached some pictures and am wondering why the stain seems to be actually painted on some boards in such an uneven fashion.
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I now have swirl marks under the poly coat everywhere, uneven stained boards in random places, run marks in the 16 foot sliding glass door trim piece, nail holes everywhere, picture framing etc.


Can you give me some advice as to why the blotchyiness on the flooring stain would occur? Did they sand it to tight so the wood didn't accept the stain? They did water pop. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Looks just like a black semi-transparent stain on oak should!
Besides, it perfectly matches you toe nail polish!

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Funny The pictures above my toe one, where the stain actually looks pointy, that is not a normal wood stain pattern and it's all the same board, why would that occur?
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This circled part is what I am talking about for reference.
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This circled part is what I am talking about for reference.
Yep, that's the grain of the wood. Beautiful isnt it?

I see no swirl marks in the poly at all. Looks like an awesome quartersawn floor.
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That is one of the only oak floors I do like! The color variation is beautiful. I will have to remember quartersawn oak gets a pass.
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I didn't have a picture attached of the swirl marks that was a picture to see the raised peaks on the stain. Here are the swirls in the poly and the nail holes.
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I agree with Metro, that board that you pointed out in your picture is just the grain of the wood. Overall it seems to be a pretty good stain job based on what I can see in the couple of pictures. Ideally, you don't want sanding marks, but a few isn't the end of the world.
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A few wouldn't be bad I agree but there are swirls all over probably 25% the 3000 square feet of flooring. Runs in the 16 ft long trim piece that opens to the sliding glass doors along with nail holes over 25 in one area.
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Maybe your general contractor should have kept a better watch over the flooring contractor?




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By the way, that is a very nice looking floor.


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Nwfa standards for finishing require that blemishes not be visible from 6 feet standing position under normal lighting conditions and visible from multiple angles. Having a sliding glass window that allows sunlight to rake across the floor like a drywaller checking with a halogen light is not normal lighting.

The nail holes can be filled with a color matched wax wood filler. Not a big deal.



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When they use the wood filler in all the holes that are in major traffic patterns like the door what happens after cleaning and use won't that come out?up?

Should it be topped with another coat of poly?
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What does that mean?
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When they use the wood filler in all the holes that are in major traffic patterns like the door what happens after cleaning and use won't that come out?up?

Should it be topped with another coat of poly?
No.
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When they use the wood filler in all the holes that are in major traffic patterns like the door what happens after cleaning and use won't that come out?up?

Should it be topped with another coat of poly?
Keep trying. There's got to be a way to get this group of strangers to justify your getting something for nothing from a hardworking tradesperson.
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Listen I am not trying to get something for nothing I was trying to get advice on what professionals though was going on because unlike your mean girl click, I don't do this for a living. But thanks for your help.
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Listen I am not trying to get something for nothing I was trying to get advice on what professionals though was going on because unlike your mean girl click, I don't do this for a living. But thanks for your help.
What is it you do for a living in residential?
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