WOODEN FLOOR STAINING
The wood grain of a freshly sanded floor can be enhanced by clear staining. Alternatively, a color The Guild of Master Craftsmen stain will provide a completely new color. This is a quick and affordable way of matching a floor to your interior decor.
Colored lacquers are available but tend to provide uneven color. The floor will also lose its color as the sealant wears away.
We always recommend separate stages for staining and the application of sealant. The color is easier to control and the durability of the sealant will be enhanced.
The floor may also be painted – or a coloured wax will provide a soft tinting effect on the visible wood grain. Lime wax is good for floors with dull washed colours.
Wood stains are traditionally solvent or oil-based. The modern water-based stains are now equal to these in performance. They have the additional virtue of complete safety. Being odor-free makes them suitable for use throughout the home and environments where food is prepared and served. They come in a wide range of colours from traditional wood to contemporary pigmentation: eg white, red, blue or even pink!