Getting your flooring style picked out is the first step; selecting your hardwood floor stain color is the next step! At Panel Town, we offer various floor stain colors, wood finishes, and monocoats so that you can produce your desired flooring appearance. Our catalog includes DuraSeal, Minwax, Rubio, and Bona stains and colors; luckily for you, these brands are known for their high-quality products. Our DuraSeal stain color hanging display board offers an easy way to quickly compare finishes and envision what you want in your home or commercial location. Shop our hardwood floor stain colors today to ensure your beautiful hardwood flooring stays bright and appealing for years to come.
Choosing Your Hardwood Floor Stain Colors
When it's time to think about wood floor stain colors, we've got you covered. We have many hardwood floor stain colors available, so that you can achieve just the right hue for your aesthetic. Whether you want a light weathered grey, pickled oak or rich ebony or cherry, we have the stain colors for hardwood floors you need to create a beautiful home.
After choosing your wood floor stain colors, shop our hardwood floor finishing products to complete the job.
How To Stain a Floor
Hardwood floor finishing can be done by a professional or a homeowner, but the process is the same. Once you select your materials and stain color for hardwood floors, it's time to get started.
- Remove furnishings from the room.
- Sand the floor.
- Prepare the surface by thoroughly sweeping, vacuuming and washing.
- Apply stain.
- Apply the finish coat.
One seal coat of hardwood floor stain and two coats of finish are required, with each coat requiring a minimum of 24 hours of dry time. After the final finish coat, wait 24 hours to walk on the floor and 72 hours before returning furniture to the room.
If you have any questions about hardwood stain colors or what materials you need for your project, feel free to reach out — we're here to help!
Seal and Protect Your Wooden Floor Stain
Whether you want to preserve your floors' natural, unfinished look or enhance them with hardwood floor stain, we have everything you need to finish your hardwood floors. From sealers to hardeners and everything in between, shop Panel Town & Floors for the best selection of stains for your wood floor and more.
FAQs About Hardwood Flooring Stains
Below are answers to some of the common questions about stain colors for hardwood floors. Find more information about wood flooring, stains and more on our FAQ page.
What Is the Difference Between Oil and Water-Based Hardwood Floor Stain Colors?
Oil-stain hardwood floors used to be the only choice for homeowners. Oil-based wood floor stain colors provide an incredibly durable finish and years of wear. They offer superior depth of color and shine and develop a natural patina over time. Oil-based fumes are toxic, so you should avoid being in the home until they have dissipated, which may take several days.
Water-based floor stain has improved over the years and has a similar lifespan to oil-based stains. They are an eco-friendly, healthier alternative to oil-based stains.
Benefits of Water-Based Hardwood Floor Stain Colors
- Low VOC finishes mean less harmful fumes and low odor.
- Shorter cure and dry times let you get back into your home faster.
- Non-yellowing provides consistent color for the lifespan of your floor.
How Do I Know What the Wood Flooring Stains Will Look Like?
You can visit our showroom to see all the hardwood floor stain colors in person. Brand-specific fan decks and stain boards that include all the available stain colors for wood floors are also available for purchase, so you can get a closer look at home before you make your final hardwood floor stain decision.
How Do I Know What Kind of Hardwood Floor Stain Is on My Current Floor?
Oil-based polyurethane has an amber hue that continues to darken over time, while a water-based wooden floor stain goes on clear and stays that way. Oil wood floor stain colors will feel smoother than water-based stains and are more likely to cause water drops to bead on the surface.
You can also use rubbing alcohol to test an inconspicuous area of the floor. If you wipe the floor with a cotton ball dampened with rubbing alcohol and the hardwood stain color's a little lighter once it dries, the stain is water-based because oil stain colors for hardwood floors don't react to alcohol.
The best way to know for sure whether an oil-based wood flooring stain or acrylic water-based stain was used is to test the floor with an acrylic test kit.
Bring Out the Beauty of Your Hardwood Floor With Stain Colors From Panel Town & Floors
With over five decades of experience, Panel Town & Floors is your number one source of quality hardwood flooring, stains, laminate, LVP and more. We make shopping easy — whether you visit our showroom to view all of the possible hardwood floor stain colors or shop online, we provide unsurpassed customer service to help your flooring project succeed. Find the perfect wood stain today!
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