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South Simcoe Hardwood flooring stain color trends - Winter 2011/2012

Do you have any rooms with older hardwood in your home?  Nothing changes the look of a room more impactfully than gleaming hardwood imho.  The Flooring Girl, Debbie Gartner, shares trends for Hardwood Stain Colours that might be of interest to you.

If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in the New Tecumseth communities of Alliston, Beeton or Tottenham in 2012, call me, Chris Smith, @ 1.866.936.3500 for information and assistance in achieving your Real Estate Goals.

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Originally posted at Hardwood flooring stain color trends - Westchester NY

Hardwood floor refinishing - Westchester NYWhen it comes to hardwood flooring in Westchester NY, light and dark stain colors are in - both extremes.  Light stains gives the room a nice warm, airy and welcome look; dark stains hardwood gives the room a more formal and sophisticated look.

When we are refinishing hardwood floors in Westchester NY, we usually test 3 stains for a customer on their own hardwood.  It's important to do this as all wood varies and accepts the stain differently based on the type of wood, grade of wood and it's age. Also, wood color varies, so it's much better to test it on several pieces - some lighter, some darker to get a true picture of how the stain will look (vs. a small chip that is on fake wood)

 

 

light color hardwood flooring - westchester NYLight colors for hardwood flooring

Light colors are very cheery as well as neutral.  They also work for modern looking homes (and ironically, ebony on the opposite extreme also works for modern).

- Most often, if someone is going light, we will do natural as this is the lightest you can go, and it usually costs less than adding a stain.

- Golden Oak is also a nice option - just a tad darker and adds some gold tones for more depth

 

Mid toned stains

herringbone hardwood flooring westchester NY - provincialMid tones tend to work for traditional homes - they just seem to work color and style wise.  They also tend to hide some of the imperfections if the wood is older. 

- Provincial is the most popular mid tone color.  It works well because, it is a brown stain (and does not have reds mixed in), so it's very neutral and goes with almost everything

- Special Walnut is very similar to Provincial but a tad lighter, so usually I recommend that a customer tests both colors on their floor to see which they prefer.

 

Dark tones

ebony hardwood flooring westchester NY - dark stainDark colors are probably the most stylish and dramatic. There are several similar tones, so I think it's usually best to see which is just the right shade for your taste.

- Ebony for an deep espresso stylish and dramatic look.  Jacobean is very similar, so it's good to test that stain, too.

- Dark Walnut is similar to Ebony and Jacobean, but it a bit lighter, which some customers prefer.

- Royal Mahogany has a bit of red cut in.  It's almost a combo of Red Mahogany and Ebony. 

When you're ready to refinish your hardwood floors in Westchester NY, give The Flooring Girl a call at 914-937-2950.

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