“Many stain complaints don’t involve problems with the stain itself or with how the stain was applied. Rather, they’re caused by a difference between the color the customer expected and the color that’s on the floor. While the little color samples supplied by stain manufacturers allow a general guide as to which colors a customer may like, that color on an actual wood floor can be affected by numerous factors: the wood species, the abrasive sequence, the lighting in the room, the color of the paint on the walls, and more. That’s why Vaz Hardwood Floors helps customers choose their stain color by wiping sample colors on the actual floor after the second sanding. This allows the customer to see the actual color of the floor in the room where it will be installed. Once the customer decides on a stain color, they will sign off on their color choice.
Custom stain colors usually can be created by mixing different colors of the same manufacturer’s stains together, as long as the contractor carefully records the exact ratio so the color can be reproduced.”