If you’re considering a stain for your flooring, then you’ve come to the right blog. Decorating your home is no easy job; in fact, it’s one that will leave you with a million questions, and we can answer at least a few of them. Here are three important things to ask yourself to make choosing a floor stain less stressful.

Light of Dark Stain This depends on your preferences, but there are ups and downs to each color.

Although dark stains have been trending the last few years and offer an indulgent look, dirt, dust and scratches show up easier on darker colors.

A way to minimize the appearance and presence of dirt is to vacuum regularly and its worth it. Lighter floor stains show less dirt, dust and scratches however need frequent cleaning as well. Lighter floor stains give an open feel to a room so if your area is smaller you might want to go with a lighter or natural stain. When choosing your floor stain, you need to consider who lives in your home along with what your home looks like.

Home Style Your current floor determines what the stain will look like. If you have dark floors, a lighter stain cannot brighten a darker surface. If your floors are light, dark coloring easily goes over a light surface. Also, if you would like the floor to provide a pleasant contrast with your furniture, make the coloring the opposite of said furniture. If you have dark furniture you may want to opt for light floors, and vice versa. Remember, if you have pets and or children, scratches will show more on a dark stained wood floor. Working on the home floor can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the basics.

DIY or Pro Acquiring the knowledge to stain a floor is a Google search away, but getting the skills is potentially years of practice away.

Not everyone has that kind of time or that much energy. If you have the skills, you could save money by staining the floor yourself. However, flooring professionals can get it done quickly with an impeccable result. Ability or not, you really need to ask yourself if you have the time and the skill to make your floors beam.

Staining your floor can be a tough decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Cameron the Sandman Hardwood Flooring Services can help. Contact one of our flooring experts and they can answer all of your questions and help you pick the perfect stain for your hardwood floors. We will help make your flooring goals become a reality.

Cameron the Sandman is a family owned business that has over 80 years’ experience. Our mission is to provide top quality service and offer the best quality flooring and supplies. With seasoned installers and sales specialists, we are a leading provider of residential and commercial flooring services in the Greater Metro Detroit area. Call us today to learn more!