To Stain Or Not To Stain?
It's a question that inevitably pops up often whenever purchasing an unfinished wooden floor. Should I stain my flooring? Staining the floor involves changing the woods natural colour to achieve something completely new. So what are the points to consider when staining you floor?
The type of wood chosen is one factor that can influence the stained finish. Not only can the colour be affected by different species of wood, but the overall quality of the finish is also a factor. Species with a tighter grain - such as pine - can be more difficult for the finish to work into and therefore cause a patchy finish.
Dependant on the type of finish chosen, a stained finish can also mean a more complicated application process. For example; some staining products require additional top coats to add to the protection. To avoid the "patchy" areas discussed above, stains often need to be worked into the timber more and the excess removed.
Of course the deciding factor with whether to stain your flooring is the colour of the finish. The great advantage of staining products is that the colours available are endless. Whether you want a light stained look, or a dark stained look or just something inbetween this can be achieved with a stain. One such product is the Blanchon Hard Waxoil - Colours. The Blanchon colours range from the Light Whites and Greys to the darker Smoked Oak and Black. You can see the full range by clicking here.
If you would like to discuss staining oak flooring further with us, please give us a call on 01538 304584.