Custom Colored Floors
We have been having fun playing around and experimenting with different colors of stains, dyes, pre-treatments and hardwax oils recently. We have come up with some great combinations and I thought I’d share some of them with you this month to give you some inspiration for your own floors.
When it comes to hardwood flooring, most people are happy to stick with the tried and true traditional stain selections that have been around for many decades. They can be a very good choice too – the reason they’re popular is because they work and are classic colors.
But we are also lucky enough to have some very cool clients that are willing to try new things and change up the norm. When we showed each of the clients the new color combinations we had come up with they were ready to jump in and try them out on their floors.
This month we have 3 new colors to show you…
The first one pictured above we call ‘Weathered Oak’. It’s a blend of three processes and is finished with OSMO hardwax oil. We think it looks really cool. In person it looks even better. It’s a rustic, weathered bluish-grey color. It would look great in a traditional setting but would also work really well with modern décor.
The client we did this for absolutely loves it.
The next color we call ‘Bloody Mary’…
Pretty easy to see why :)
That is one bold looking floor! This deep, rich red color is definitely not going to be for everyone but if you want something that stands out then this could be it.
Again it’s a mixture of three processes – dye, stain and hardwax oils. This floor was also finished with OSMO hardwax oil for the top coats.
The third new color we have been working on below is called ‘Black Oak’…
This color is one of our favourites. It looks very classy. It’s a combination of a pre-treatments and stains and finished with Pallmann Magic Oil.
This is fast becoming a very popular color choice. Below are a couple of other floors we used ‘Black Oak’ on…
And here’s a third floor proudly displaying the ‘Black Oak’ color…
If you’re in the Naperville/Chicago area and one of these colors tickles your fancy, give us a call and we’ll bring the large sample boards around so you can see how they would look in your own home.
We have lots of other custom colors in the works too that we’ll show you down the road.