Hardwood floors range in color from natural, blonde wood to deep, dark ebony. In addition, boards can be enhanced using stains that bring out the wood's inherent grain patterns and complement your room's furnishings.
What's Involved with Wood Floor Staining
Stain, if desired, is applied to new unfinished flooring boards after the floor has been nailed down and lightly sanded. This application is then followed by two coats of polyurethane to help protect the floor against scratches, dirt and dust. Prefinished flooring boards are stained and have their finish coats applied at the wood mill before the boards are shipped to a job site or retailer.
There is a rainbow of wood floor stains, something to match virtually any decorating scheme. f you're getting ready to invest in wood floor staining, here are some of the stains to consider. Note: you don't have to use walnut boards to use walnut wood floor staining. You can mix and match the grain pattern of the wood with the desired hue to achieve the results you want.