It is an important decision to stain your floors.
There are hundreds of combinations, colors, and shades to choose from. Choices, choices, choices!
This is a lot of pressure.
It’s not difficult to choose the right color for your wood floors. It’s easy to ask the right questions. We’ll ask some questions to help you decide whether staining is a good idea. If so, we will show you how to choose the best stain for your home.
Step 1: Should I or Can I stain my floors?
There are two options for Timber Floor Staining service: keep them natural or have them stained. Some floors are ideal for staining, while others may not. Your answers to these 2 questions will determine which way you go.
What kind of wood flooring do I need?
You shouldn’t stain exotic or unusual wood floors like maple, cherry, walnut or walnut if you have the opportunity.
These types of wood look great in their natural state. Many homeowners attempt to replicate these wood floors by staining their floors. Many exotic floors cannot be stained well because of the oily or tight grain. Likely, you won’t like the result. It is better to let them be natural and not have any cosmetics done.
You may also have a traditional hardwood floor like red or white oak.
Some finishes, especially oil-based, can cause oak to turn yellowish-orange over time. This is often associated with floors from your grandparents’ the 1960s. Water-based finishes may give the floor a washed-out look if applied to natural oak floors. Staining is an excellent option if you don’t like the look or want to transform their appearance.
Oak floors can be stained easily and are very easy to stain if you use the right techniques.
Is there any pet or water damage?
You have two options if you have floor damage from an accident or a previous owner who was a meticulous pot plant waterer.
Staining can be a good option if the water damage is not extensive and the damage is only to the surface. This will save you money over replacing your floors.
STEP 2: Which Color Should I Choose
This step can be overwhelming due to the many choices. There are many suppliers, and each one has different colors and shades. Many manufacturers, particularly those that use hard wax oils, have pre-treatment colors that can be used on top or underneath stains to create an unlimited color palette. To see the full range of colors available, you will need to ask your flooring professional for samples.
When choosing a color, our suggestion is to ask yourself:
Which decorating style would you prefer?
It is a great help to have a particular taste in furniture and an interior design style in your mind when choosing a stain color. Are you planning on buying new furniture? You will have more flexibility if you are buying new furniture. You will want to match the color of your furniture if you plan on keeping it.
You won’t want to stain your floors dark grey or ebony if you love rustic farmhouse interiors. This would clash with rustic furniture. It would look better if it were in mid-tone brown colors.
Rich reds are not appropriate for a contemporary, modern design. It would look much better in ebony, white, or grey shades.