What type of stain should I use for an oak wooden floor? What type of stain should I use for an oak wooden floor?
Use a pigmented stain for oak wooden floor since oak has open pores. If you merely want to accentuate the natural character of the wood, go with natural stains such as limed oak. Golden oak falls in the category of medium stains and is a popular choice for those who want to give a warm yet non-natural look to the floor. Red Oak is a darker stain used to give a richer tone to the wood. Golden oak consists of 3 parts Raw Sienna and 2 parts Raw Umber. For darker shades such as red oak, mix 1 part burnt umber with 4 parts raw sienna.