September 11, 2007

Wood Floor Installation Complete!

The plastic has finally come off the stairwell and we can now venture upstairs...


The wood floors have been sanded, stained, finish coat applied and ready for wear! We're technically supposed to give the floor one week to absorb the stain and finish coats, so only a couple pieces of furniture have been moved upstairs... We do wander around though, several times a day, gazing at the floor in awe.

We opted to go with a dry application for the stain, which was one coat of DuraSeal's Penetrating Finish in Rosewood, applied after the floors were sanded. If we had gone with a wet application (floors dampened post-sanding), the stain would have been about two shades darker. As for the top finish, we went with two coats of DuraSeal's Polyurethane in Matte. Not as low in VOC content as their water based option, but much more durable, which was important since we've got a spunky 125lb. St. Bernard.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow.....your floors look amazing! You guys have come so far, I'm so impressed!

Anonymous said...

How exciting!!!!!!! I cant wait for your next post to see the rooms all furnished!!!! and the bathrooms? and now the downstairs! Wow Wow Wow. Maya

ingrida said...

This year was definitely productive... hopefully we'll stay on a roll (checkbook permitting, of course)!