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Changing the colour of your floor boards for a fresh new look

Winter is here, why not do a refresh of your floor boards ready for Spring.

Changing the colour of your wood floor boards is an option if you’re looking to rejuvenate a room or right throughout your home to make it look like new again.

Your floors may be looking a little tired or scratched from general wear and tear, so this is a perfect time to update.

Decide on a Colour

So, first things first, you need to decide on a colour stain that will suit your overall look and feel of your home.  For instance, if you are looking for an open more spacious look go lighter, or if you want a warm and cosy feeling go darker.  Our team will take into consideration your furniture and décor when assisting you to decide.

Below are just some of the sample stain colours we can use to update your floors. There are many to choose from and we will assist you in deciding what looks best for your requirements.

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Type of Wood

You need to consider too what type of wood you have as your floor boards as different types of wood absorb stains differently.  The team at Beaches Timber Floors will do sample testing on your floor boards to achieve the desired colour and this will ensure uniformity throughout your floor.  Our team have many years’ experience in the industry and will assist with suggestions if you’re not sure on what to choose.

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Protecting your Floor

After your floor has been sanded and stained, it’s then coloured with a sealer.  This will ensure your colour lasts for years to come.  If you have chosen to refresh your floor boards at the entrance of your home in a high traffic area, here’s some tips to keep your floor looking fresh:

  • Add a door mat, which will prevent dirt, gravel and stones entering the home and scratching the floor
  • Sweep and vacuum often, even small amounts of dust can hide abrasive materials
  • Add small felt dots under lamps and other furniture that is placed directly on your floor boards
  • Mop floor with warm water only, with not too much water. Don’t use steam mops as they can damage the protective coating

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For a free in home measure and quote – contact Moses at Beaches Timber Floors on 0401 184 444 or email