Hardwood flooring can come in a variety of different shades and colours. The most popular stain options include:
- Natural looks almost like bare wood.
- Light is a very popular shade of stain because it darkens the grain and adds a subtle tone to the wood. It often has a slight tan hue to it.
- Medium is another popular choice. It’s darker than the light, so both the grain and the wood will have an obviously darker pigment, commonly a medium-brown hue.
- Dark is usually a very dark brown and has a very rich feel.
A custom colour refers to any colour besides tan/brown/sand. Many homeowners have chosen a bright red, deep green or even white stain with striking results. Often it is best to choose a vibrant colour for smaller areas or rooms as too much of a non-neutral colour can prove to be overwhelming.