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How I stained my maple floors dark. (SPOILER: GEL STAIN)

How I stained my maple floors dark. (SPOILER: GEL STAIN)

Post with 18 votes and 11764 views. How I stained my maple floors dark.

Maple floor with a dark stain - love it!  Good discussion about the difficulties of staining maple and how to do it right.

Maple floor with a dark stain - love it! Good discussion about the difficulties of staining maple and how to do it right.

Cool colors w light floor paint picks. Warm up these cool hues by pairing them with a light wood floor, such as beech. From left to right: Confederate 27-21, from Pratt & Lambert; Water's Edge 1635, from Benjamin Moore; Sterling, from Serena & Lily; and Uncertain Gray SW6234, from Sherwin-Williams.

Cool colors w light floor paint picks. Warm up these cool hues by pairing them with a light wood floor, such as beech. From left to right: Confederate 27-21, from Pratt & Lambert; Water's Edge 1635, from Benjamin Moore; Sterling, from Serena & Lily; and Uncertain Gray SW6234, from Sherwin-Williams.

Maple floor we had was gorgeous but was easily scratched by Gus...may need to consider wood hardness 1st (b/c Gus is a keeper)

Maple floor we had was gorgeous but was easily scratched by Gus...may need to consider wood hardness 1st (b/c Gus is a keeper)

Maple hardwood floors are excellent for high-traffic areas, as they—like oak—are the lighter-hued and more natural of hardwood floor options; dark colors tend to show traffic more quickly, and need special attention later when it comes to recoating.

Maple hardwood floors are excellent for high-traffic areas, as they—like oak—are the lighter-hued and more natural of hardwood floor options; dark colors tend to show traffic more quickly, and need special attention later when it comes to recoating.

Maple Natural Colours. Gaylord Hardwood Flooring.  Thinking of getting maple floors like this and the walls similar color, trim too.

Maple Natural Colours. Gaylord Hardwood Flooring. Thinking of getting maple floors like this and the walls similar color, trim too.

@woodharborcc Stain on Cherry, Maple, Knotty Alder, Red Oak, Quarter Sawn White Oak, Birch, Hickory, Walnut and Mahogany.

@woodharborcc Stain on Cherry, Maple, Knotty Alder, Red Oak, Quarter Sawn White Oak, Birch, Hickory, Walnut and Mahogany.