We refinished the existing red oak hardwood floors in this 1990's house in Lawrenceville, GA. The floors had the original finish on, probably some builder grae two coats of oilbased finish that was pretty worn off especially in high traffic areas like the foyer, kitchen and living room. There were also several stains throuhgout the house, some made by flower pots, some by pets. The owners wanted to go with a darker stain in order to contrast the stone work of the fireplace in the living room. After presenting them with some samples, they opted for Jacobean stain from Minwax. The problem was that the railings and the steps going upstairs were going to remain the same color, so I suggested inserting some boards to break the foyer from the dining room, living room and office area. We taped off those boards, applied the Jacobean stain on the rest of the floors, and then applied Ipswich Pine stain, also from Minwax, to match the railings and steps. This way, it looks like the two different colors used were intentional.
To finish everything off, we applied three coats of Bona Mega Satin finish, and installed stained shoemoulding around the perimeter.
The project was completed using a Clarke CAV-26 for dust containment, Hummel drum sander, Clarke super7 edger, Clarke DCS16 buffer and Bona DCS backvac.
Here the link to it on my site along with some other projects: http://www.getyourfloors.com/lawrencevillefloorrefinishing.html