Staining Hardwood Floors

Many of our customers have a specific color in mind for their hardwood floor. They may love a specific color of a certain wood species, but the cost of that species is outside their budget. We love to give our customers the floor that they imagine, while staying within their budget, and many times that entails staining a less expensive wood, such as red or white oak. There are numerous stain colors, and if a customer doesn’t like the standard ones, we can create a custom stain. We can apply stain samples to the customer’s floor, so she/he can see how each one will look in his/her home. Then, the customer can pick which stain best suits the space and what she/he imagines.
Not all woods take stain well, however. Maple, birch, cherry, pine, fir, ash and most exotics are very difficult to stain. This has to do with the different pores in the wood and in some woods the resins or sap that resist the stain. Red oak and white oak floors absorb stain more uniformly, and are good choices if you want to stain your floor. We can identify what species of wood is in your home, and tell you if it is a good choice for staining.
A good stain job is only as good as the sanding job that came first. Stain will accentuate every imperfection in the sanding process. Stain will lodge in depressions, such as scratches and gouges. Experienced sanders, like the craftsmen at Magnus Anderson, know the proper technique for sanding the floor, using the correct equipment, grit of sand paper, and know-how to leave a floor that will stain well and uniformly. The application technique is important, as well. Our craftsmen have been doing this for a long time, and have the technique down to a science.
So, if you have a specific color of hardwood floor in mind, we can help you get the floor you want! Call us for a free estimate 303-437-0610 or fill out the form on this website.