ebony stain on oak floors how-to (read this first: i.e. our floor nightmare)
After a disastrous bout with a floor guy (Not through our "6 months of construction" contractor, Christo Stavros, who is great), we had to do it ourselves due to raw wood floors and no one able to come for 3 weeks. For Ebony floors on old oak wood, you have to do a water-based dye first, then do an oil stain, then the 3 coats of poly. What a nightmare. but the floors look great, even if they do have a lot of fuzz embedded in them from not realizing (ie not reading the wrapper) that you have to rinse the lambswool in mineral spirits before poly application.