WOOD STAINING 101
High-quality custom floor staining is an art, and it takes years of study, practice and training to be able to match wood stains, especially when working with old wood or unique colors.
European Hardwood Flooring combines time-honored staining techniques with an art historian’s knowledge of color blending to deliver the highest quality custom staining for the best price.
CUSTOM COLORS & STAIN MATCHING
There are literally millions upon millions of colors in the world, and your floor is but one. Sometimes, it’s easy to know which one, because you’ve recorded the brand and color you used in the past. But, often that’s not the case.
Usually, our clients don’t know the current color, or we have to match a new stain to old wood. When that happens, we have to make a custom stain, and to do that requires mixing colors to make a perfect match.
It’s difficult to overstate how easily this can result in mismatched colors if your technician hasn’t had the proper training.
But, with European Hardwood Flooring, you never have to worry. We guarantee an exceptional stain match every time.
COMPLEMENTING DIFFERENT WOOD TYPES
Matching hardwood flooring is only a part of the process – you also need to match (or complement) other wood elements in the room, like the cabinetry, molding, baseboards, etc. This takes a very skilled eye and knowledge of how to identify different colors and wood types.
Consider this example: Your cabinets are pine and your floor is oak, but you want complementary stains – or even matching ones. This requires knowledge of both the stain and the wood type, because different woods absorb stains in different ways.
Now imagine you’re working with engineered wood, or even a grass like bamboo. It’s very important that your technicians know how to ask the right questions and identify all different kinds of materials and colors so you get the perfect stain the first time around.
UNIQUE STAINS & IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGES
Do you have a one-of-a-kind stain you think is impossible to match? The expert craftsmen at European Hardwood Flooring look forward to surprising you.