I would like to lighten my engineered wood floor without sanding?

Jim Head
by Jim Head
  6 answers
  • Not possible. Any change in color (for it to last), it needs to be sanded down, restained and resealed.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 04, 2017

    Since wood floors are finished with poly, sanding is the option to remove it unless its a floating floor.

    I would contact the manufacturer to see if this is even advisable since its engineered wood that is a sandwich of hardwood and softwood, and the wood bleach might effect the glue holding the sandwich together.

  • Theresa Lee Theresa Lee on Jul 04, 2017

    maybe paint or an opaque stain finish?

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 04, 2017

    home depot sells a bleach for wood pickling is nice to

  • Terry Meek Terry Meek on Jul 04, 2017

    It would probably be less expensive and less of a pain to just get the color you want and either replace the current flooring or lay another one over it, maybe in the opposite direction?

  • Jess Sell AL Jess Sell AL on Jun 28, 2018

    A typical 200 square foot garage floor, therefore, may cost between $400 and $800on average, but can cost up to $6,000 for an intricately stained floor, or a floor that requires multiple coats or repair prior to coating.