How to Choose the Right Wood Stain Color for Your Hardwood Flooring

Knowing what wood stain color to use can make or break the beauty of your hardwood flooring. There may be instances when a lighter wood tone would be better on your floor than a darker one or vice a versa depending on the style of your house and your interior decor.  Whatever color you you’re considering, the important thing is to make sure that it easily compliments your overall interior.

When it comes to hardwood flooring, there are many wood colors you can choose from. If you want something to add brightness to the room, opt for lighter tones. For a traditional look, mid-tone wood stains are more appropriate. Or, if you desire a dramatic effect on your flooring, darker tones are the best for you.

Choosing the right wood stain can be difficult given the wide array of options. But, if you do your homework and seek expert assistance, then you can find the perfect one for you.  To help you choose the right wood stain color, here are a few tips:

  • Ask for assistance. If you have no idea what wood stain color to use on your floor, ask a flooring specialist. You can visit a hardwood store and ask for their advice on what color stain would recommend given the type of wood and home decor that you have. That way, you can learn about the different advantages and disadvantages of using different wood stains.
  • Take samples and use them. Collect samples of wood stain colors and use them on your floor to see which one looks best. Keep in mind that samples on brochures may look appealing, but may not look great on your floor in actuality. It is best to get a good look at what it will actually look like in your home, so you choose wisely.
  • Test on a small piece of wood. If you have some extra wood at home that is the same specie as that of your floor, test different stains on it. This will give you a better idea of what the stain will look like after you apply it to your wood flooring.
  • Go for custom stain. Never limit yourself to stains of one color. Sometimes, custom stains look better on your floor than regular ones. You can seek help from a professional to determine how to choose the best custom stain for your floor.
  • Consider your needs. Keep in mind that colors are not all about the look. Maintenance on your floors also matters. Darker tones are sometimes harder to maintain since scratches are easily seen on darker wood stains. So, know what you need.

Superior Hardwoods offers not only an array of different kinds of wood species, but also a wide variety of stain and tones for your floors. Superior Hardwoods also offer top of the line wood finishes and sealers that will protect your floors and make them longer lasting. With such wide options to choose from, you are certain to find the wood flooring that is right for you.

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