Staining maple floors takes experience and an expert touch:
The process we call Dye/Staining maple floors has become increasingly popular throughout the U.S. We get many requests for this service.
Using the conventional oil-based, pigmented wood floor stain process does not work well for staining maple floors, and anyone looking at the results can see the problems. There are no “tricks” to make it work any better.
With the dye/stain method we dye the wood first, and then stain it. Applying aniline dye on a freshly sanded maple floor is a task for the experienced floor refinisher. We have to carefully measure and prepare the correct solution of dye and stain. If this is done incorrectly, a complete re-sanding is necessary.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this process is not something that is easy to undo. Once it is done, it would be very difficult to refinish the floors back to the original color, so it’s important to be sure that this is what you want before we start.
For more information on this process which results in a beautiful floor, go to The Process of Dye/Staining Maple Floors, where you can read about a recent job we did. The pictures help tell of the story of the steps in the method, and you can see how lovely the finished floor looks.