The best way to pick a floor color is to see it on your floor. We can apply sample colors of our custom stain on your floor when we begin sanding. We can also show you 20- by 12-inch hardwood board tongue-and-groove samples stained in different shades so you can determine what you like best. The sample boards will give you a better representation than color chips and will show the color and grain patterns of the wood. We want to leave you with the perfect color for your room and will work with you until we find that color. Every floor takes stain differently. Oak floors stain with better consistency than maple which may look blotchy. Our floor stains are applied after water popping opens up the grain and allows deeper penetration of the stain.