Water pop opens more pours on the surface of the hardwood. This allows more stain to penetrate giving you a deeper, richer color every time. We recommend water popping your dark brown and black hardwood floor stain colors to achieve the beautiful saturated look.
Although water popping takes more time and money to complete its the only way to achieve this deep saturated look often associated with prefinished hardwood floors. In the picture below you can see a dark and light contrast of the same stain color. Obviously the darker hardwood floor stain colors are water popped. Which do you prefer?
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