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Wood Floor Staining

Staining of wooden floors helps us match our floors with the rest of the interior ideas without having to change our floors. There are various ways of changing the colour of the wooden floors and certain limitations, depending on the timber and type of flooring we have.

FlooringFirst uses mainly light fast Morrell's stains and Bona's oil-based Create palette of colours. Our white wash and grey wash effects are achieved by stains applied onto bare wood and colourants mixed with the sealant. Both types of colour effects have their own benefits and that is why your choice of wood floor finishing comes with our guidance.

Wood Stains

Light Fast Colours (Above, Left » Right):
Jacobean Oak • Dark Oak • Natural Mahogany • Rosewood • Teak • Golden Oak • Medium Oak • Light Oak • Antique Pine

Staining Pine Floor Boards

As most of our wood floor restoration works apply to original pine floorboards. Pine is probably the most friendly type of timber when it comes to applying stains to a species of wood. It is partially because it is softer wood but also when in its lighter shades of colour, it may expose colours applied through stain in a better way. Due to its grain similarity with other species, pine easily resembles walnut, oak and teak, after application of wood floor staining.

Bona Create Wood Floor StainsStaining Solid Oak Flooring

There is not much to say about staining oak - lightfast and oil-based stains - they all love it. All floor fitters love oak flooring!

We love staining oak parquet flooring and solid wood flooring.

Staining Engineered Oak Flooring

Engineered flooring comes with the thickness of real wood top layer from 3 to 6 mm. Restoration of engineered flooring with 3 mm top layer is not recommended. Due to refinishing of the floors with a machine, unevenness in the level of the floors or the planks may cause in some areas the top layer to be sanded deeper than other areas. Applying the lightfast stain and sealing the floors may result in a patchy effect on the floors.

Therefore, it is recommended engineered floors with a 3-mm top layer to be sealed with clear sealant only, or use of hardwax-oil colours instead.

Staining Maple Flooring

Unfinished maple timber has a creamy colour, lighter than oak and pine. This is one of the reasons that type of flooring will absorb stain colours in a lighter shade than other species, being a bit unpredictable. Maple is also very sensitive to abrasives used in the floor sanding, to get a smooth finish - the finest abrasives would need to be used. Experienced fitters, however, know that the finer the surface remains, the less absorbent becomes the stain/grain.

What Colours You Will See With Our Service?

The following standard set of wood stain colours we keep available in our vans at all times:

  • Light-Fast Stains:
    • Antique Pine
    • Antique Yew
    • Light Oak
    • Medium Oak
    • Dark Oak
    • Teak
    • Walnut
    • Rosewood
    • Natural Mahogany
    • Jacobean Oak
    • Black
  • Bona Create
    • Antique Pine
    • Antique Yew
    • Light Oak
  • Osmo Transparent
    • Oak Antique
    • Walnut
    • Ebony
    • White


Call Us For Advice

Our flooring service comes with obligation free site visit, quick quotations and free advice. Give us a call on 0800 0434359 or 020 88309782 to speak to a member of our staff, who can arrange for a free assessment of your floor sanding or wood floor fitting service at convenient for you time.

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158 Coles Green Road
London, NW2 7HW
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