The client of this house wanted to restore the checkered pattern on the kitchen floor. We sanded the entire floor to have a fresh start and recreate the design. During the process, we bleached the red oak floors to eliminate the natural pinkish-red undertone it has. After that, we proceeded to create the checkered pattern with tape and then, stained it with Duraseal True Black and Country White. We finished the floors with three coats of Bona Traffic HD polyurethane. Although this particular polyurethane is ideal for commercial projects, it's an ideal protectant on floors with very low VOCs.