How to pick the right stain for your timber
One of the best things about timber floors when compared to other types of flooring material, are their versatility. As floor sanders for Brisbane Southside, we find many clients are interested in changing the stain on their timber floors to create a whole new look. It’s a simple way to reinvigorate your house and it can open up new colours schemes if you are looking to repaint.
So what exactly are your options?
First off, as you may be aware, your choice of stain will be constrained to some extent by the existing décor and colour scheme in your house. For instance if you have dark blue walls (and you aren’t looking to repaint) a dark stain like a walnut or espresso is probably not a good idea. Similarly something like a liming white or lemon stain on pale timber, when you already have white walls can make your house look a bit washed out, (however some people have tried this to good effect).
Manufacturers like Cabots and Intergrain have really upped the ante in recent years, producing an overwhelming array of stains to suit every timber type, so you are guaranteed to find something to match your vision.
Let’s take a look some common shades of stain, and the pros and cons of each.