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Timber Floor Staining

More and more customers are choosing stained timber floors. Staining can offer a sophisticated and contemporary look to your home or business or a more aged appearance adding character and charm to any home or room.  There are many different shades to choose from.  Some popular staining colours are:

  • Chocolate
  • Walnut & Dark Walnut
  • Dark Oak
  • Black Bean

Harbour Floorsanding prefer to direct-dye stain as it is the premium method to change or strengthen the colour of your timber floor. As well as colouring the timber, staining enhances the grain, giving even the more common timbers a distinctive appearance.

Our high quality stains come in a variety of shades which penetrate and seal the wood, while adding luxurious colour.  To ensure the best possible results, we apply stain directly to the unsealed timber. We never mix stain with varnish or apply stain over the top of varnished timber.

When thinking about changing the colour of your timber, consider these issues:

Timber should never be coloured to be lighter than the original timber. If you want a lighter appearance, refer to information about Blonding.

Many people consider staining to cover inconsistencies in floor timbers, such as floors made from different timbers, or timbers of different ages or levels of wear:

  • If your floor is patched from different species of timber (such as a mix of pine and native timbers), staining will not make the varying timbers match exactly.
  • Older timber will result in a darker stain when compared to new timber.
  • The stained colours will not hide variation in the timbers unless we use a dark coloured stain.
  • The more porous the timber, the darker the stained colour.
  • The colour of stained timber is richer when polyurethane is applied.

Talk to us about the effect you are hoping to achieve from your floor and we'll work with you to accomplish the look you want.