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staining oak staircase

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Hi all, ysterday i went to the builder's decor center (or what they like to call it "desgin studio") to pick my finishes, colors, upgrades, etc. the upstairs comes with parquet and we chose a darker color of parquet. but the staircase comes only in the natural color (ie: no stain, just varnish). so the staircase with its natural color and parquet being dark will obvsiouly look bad. they charge $2500 :eek: to stain the staircase a dark color. to me that's outrageous. so we decided to keep the natural color. but now I think i'll call them back and have them leave it unfinished so i can get it stained by an outside person for cheeper. Is there anyone in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada who had this done to their stairs and the person did a really good job?

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