What Color Should I Stain My Wood Floors?

Just to be clear – when we talk about “staining” we are talking about a separate step done to color your wood floors. This step is done in between them being sanded, and the clear coats of finish are applied. If you’d like to change the color of your hardwood floors and have a surface finish applied, then they will need to be stained or have a pre-treatment done to them.
If you are lucky enough to have an exotic, rare, or special wood floor such as mahogany, cherry, rosewood, walnut, aged pine and even maple then we strongly recommend they don’t be stained. They already look great in their natural colors. On the other hand, maybe you have a more common type of wood like red or white oak, then you have a decision to make.
Best stains for hardwood flooring
  1. Best stains for hardwood flooring

Understanding Your Space and Lighting

The first step is to consider the specifics of your room. Light plays a significant role in how stain colors appear. In rooms with abundant natural light, darker stains can create a cozy, elegant ambiance. Conversely, smaller or less-lit spaces benefit from lighter stains, which make the room appear more open and airy.
Professional wood floor staining services

Complementing Your Home's Style

Your home's existing style should guide your stain color choice. For traditional homes, rich, dark stains add a touch of timelessness. Modern and minimalist homes often pair well with lighter, natural wood tones or even grayish stains, which are increasingly popular for their contemporary appeal.
Hardwood staining tips and tricks

Ok, I’ve Decided I Want to Stain My Floors… But What Color Should I Go With?

This can be one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to refinishing your hardwood floors. Take a look at just some of the options you have below. It can be a bit intimidating.
This is the stain color chart from DuraSeal
Choosing stain colors for wood floors

Testing is Key

Before making a final decision, it's essential to test the stains on your actual wood floors. Different wood species absorb stains differently, which can affect the final appearance. OC Flooring recommends testing a few options in an inconspicuous area to ensure you're happy with the result.
Hardwood floor stain application

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                                                10 Favorite Wood Stain Colors

DuraSeal Chestnut / Wood White Oak 2 1/4
Easy steps to stain hardwood floors
Bona IntelSeal / Wood Maple 2 1/4
Hardwood floor staining cost per square foot
DuraSeal Aged Barrel / Wood Red Oak 2 1/4
  1. Advanced hardwood floor staining methods
Pricing for staining hardwood floors
DuraSeal Gunstock / Wood White Oak 2 1/4

Estimates for hardwood staining projects
DuraSeal Coffee Brown / Wood Red Oak 2 1/4
Budget-friendly hardwood floor staining
DuraSeal Rustic Beige / Wood Ash 2 1/4
Hardwood stain application price range
Neutral Stain Dura Seal / Wood Red Oak 2 1/4      
Local hardwood staining service costs
Bona Natural Seal / Wood Red Oak 2 1/4
Hardwood floor re-staining costs
Bona IntelSeal / Wood Red Oak 2 1/4
Professional hardwood floor staining quotes
Bona IntelSeal / Wood White Oak 2 1/4
Financial planning for hardwood floor staining
DuraSeal Stain Spice Brow / Wood Red Oak 2 1/4 

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Written on
December 10, 2022
by Block

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