Bona Stain Colors

Bona Hardwood Floor Stain Colors | Tri Point Flooring, Cary NC

Tri Point Flooring simplifies the process of choosing the ideal Bona stain color for your wood floors by categorizing them into four distinct groups of stain colors. This thoughtful classification aims to assist you in navigating through the myriad options, making it easier to narrow down your choices and ultimately select the perfect wood flooring stain. We believe that this organized approach enhances your decision-making process, allowing you to align the stain colors with your aesthetic preferences seamlessly. As an additional step to ensure satisfaction, we encourage you to preview three of your favorite stain colors during the refinishing process. This hands-on preview offers a tangible and visual understanding of how the stains will interact with your wood floors, empowering you to make informed and confident choices, resulting in a refined and personalized outcome for your space.

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CLASSIC || Traditional • Historic • Quintessential

The CLASSIC category represents a collection of stains that exude a time-honored appeal, drawing inspiration from heritage elements. The colors within this category are distinctive, adding a touch of classic sophistication to hardwood floors. The term “CLASSIC” suggests a timeless and enduring quality, contributing to a hardwood flooring aesthetic that transcends trends.

Antique Brown Antique Brown
Early American Early American
Red Mahogany Red Mahogany
Special Walnut Special Walnut
Twig Twig
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ESSENTIALS || Innovative • Alluring • Distinctive

The term “ESSENTIALS” implies a selection of stains that are essential or fundamental, with a focus on innovation. These colors are forward-thinking, aiming to bring a modern and contemporary touch to hardwood floors. They are alluring, capturing attention with their appeal, and distinctive, ensuring a unique and standout appearance for the hardwood flooring in question.

Bark Bark
Cherry Cherry
Cocoa Cocoa
Medium Brown Medium Brown
Nutmeg Nutmeg
Provincial Provincial
Spice Brown Spice Brown
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Naturals || Bright • Relaxed • Inviting

The category “NATURALS” implies that these stains are inspired by natural elements. The colors within this category are described as luminous, suggesting a brightness that mirrors natural light. Furthermore, they are characterized as calm, creating a serene and relaxed ambiance. Lastly, the term welcoming is used to convey an inviting and comfortable feel that these natural-inspired colors bring to hardwood floors.

Birch Birch
Golden Oak Golden Oak
Natural Natural
Puritan Pine Puritan Pine
Sand Dune Sand Dune
White White
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METROPOLITAN || Urban • Elegant • Sophisticated

The category “METROPOLITAN” suggests that these stains draw inspiration from urban environments. The colors within this category are characterized as refined, reflecting an elevated and polished aesthetic. Additionally, they are described as chic, embodying a sense of fashionable and sophisticated style for hardwood floors.

Aged Pewter Aged Pewter
Driftwood Driftwood
Ebony Ebony
Graphite Graphite
Rosewood Rosewood
Sedona Red Sedona Red
Grey Grey

We offer three kinds of stain colors: *Craft Oil, *Dri-Fast Stain and Natural Sealers all from Bona. Prices will vary depending on the stain color you choose. All Dri-Fast Stain & Craft Oil colors can be mixed and blended creating a unique stain color every time.

If you select Tri Point Flooring as your hardwood flooring contractor, you will have the option to pre-select three Bona stain colors to sample on your floor. On day one of your floor refinishing operation, during our dustless sanding process we will apply all three stain colors on a small area of your floor. This is an excellent opportunity to see the stain colors you think you might like in your home under your true lighting. From experience, this is the best way to choose a stain color before committing to staining your entire floor.

For active homes or commercial settings, we recommend our 5 coat sanding & refinishing package. There is an additional cost, but it is well worth it because of the extra protection on your hardwood flooring. This process will also add an additional work day.

Water Popping

Stain Water Popping

Using water to pop the grain is a cool way to achieve more unique colors.  This technique allows more stain to penetrate giving you a deeper, richer color every time. We recommend water popping your dark brown and black hardwood floor stain colors to achieve the beautiful saturated look.

Although water popping takes more time and money to complete it’s the only way to achieve this deep saturated look often associated with pre-finished hardwood floors. In the picture below you can see a dark and light contrast of the same stain color. Obviously the darker hardwood floor stain colors are water popped. Which do you prefer?

NEW University Stain Colors
  • Carolina Blue
  • Duke Blue
  • NC State Red

For more technical information on these stain colors, please visit the TDS (technical data sheet) from Bona.

Why Should You Choose Bona Stain Colors for Your Hardwood Floor?

When it comes to enhancing the beauty of your hardwood floors, choosing the right stain color is a crucial decision. Bona Stain Colors stand out as an excellent choice for several reasons, making them a popular option among homeowners and flooring professionals alike.

1. Extensive Color Palette
Bona offers a wide range of stain colors, allowing you to find the perfect shade that complements your interior design and personal style. Whether you prefer classic and timeless tones or more contemporary and bold hues, Bona provides options that cater to diverse aesthetic preferences.

2. High-Quality Formulation
The quality of the stain is paramount to achieving a stunning and durable finish. Bona Stain Colors are formulated with precision and attention to detail, ensuring consistent color penetration and a long-lasting result. The high-quality formulation minimizes the risk of uneven staining or fading over time.

3. Durability and Longevity
Bona Stain Colors are known for their durability and resilience. Once applied, they create a protective layer on your hardwood floors, guarding against everyday wear and tear. This longevity not only preserves the beauty of your floors but also reduces the frequency of maintenance, saving you time and effort in the long run.

4. Ease of Application
Bona Stain Colors are user-friendly, making them suitable for professional contractors. The application process is smooth, and the stain is designed to penetrate the wood efficiently, ensuring an even and consistent finish. This ease of application contributes to a more satisfying and stress-free staining experience.

5. Expert Reputation
Bona has established itself as a trusted brand in the flooring industry. With a reputation built on excellence and innovation, choosing Bona Stain Colors reflects a commitment to quality and reliability. Countless satisfied customers and positive reviews attest to the brand’s expertise in creating exceptional wood flooring solutions.

Elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home and enjoy the lasting beauty of your hardwood floors with Bona Stain Colors.

Cary hardwood flooring dustless sanding and refinishing using Bona Red Out on red oak wood floors. One coat of Country white stain.

Top Trending Bona Stain Color for 2023

And the winner is White. White by far has been the most requested stain color for 2023. Now with the addition of Bona Red Out we are now able to achieve an even whiter floors over red oak hardwoods. If you want to remove some of the pink and red tones from your red oak hardwoods use Bona Red Out before applying any Bona Stain color. This will take an additional day but may be the perfect solution for you and your home. Request this optional service when we come out for your free in home estimate.

Streamlining Choices

At Tri Point Flooring, we understand that the plethora of Bona Stain Colors can be overwhelming. Our organized approach streamlines the decision-making process to make it more accessible and enjoyable for you.

Understanding the Classification:

We’ve carefully grouped Bona Stain Colors into four categories, each with its unique characteristics. This classification system is designed to help you quickly identify the tones that resonate with your vision for your space.

Simplifying the Decision-Making Journey:

By categorizing stains, we simplify the process of choosing from numerous options. This organized approach eliminates the guesswork, allowing you to focus on stain colors that align with your preferences, making the entire experience smoother and more enjoyable.

Expert Guidance:

Our team of experts is here to assist you at every step. Whether you’re unsure about the classification or need advice on narrowing down choices, we’re committed to providing the guidance you need for a confident decision.


Q: How does Tri Point Flooring categorize Bona Stain Colors?

A: Tri Point Flooring categorizes Bona Stain Colors into four distinct groups based on their characteristics and tones. This thoughtful classification simplifies the selection process, helping you navigate through options more efficiently.

Q: Can I trust the color accuracy of the stain previews?

A: Yes, we strive for color accuracy in our stain previews. However, keep in mind that variations may occur due to different wood types and lighting conditions. We recommend utilizing the hands-on preview to ensure the chosen stain aligns perfectly with your expectations.

Q: What if I’m not satisfied with the selected stain color after the refinishing process?

A: Customer satisfaction is our priority. If you’re not completely satisfied with the outcome, please reach out to our customer support. We’ll work with you to find a solution, whether it involves adjusting the color or addressing any other concerns you may have.

Q: How long does the entire process of selecting and applying the Bona Stain Color take?

A: The timeline varies based on factors such as the size of the project and drying times. On average, the stain selection process, including the hands-on preview, can take a few days. Our team works efficiently to ensure a smooth and timely experience.

Expert Tips and Recommendations

Our team of flooring experts at Tri Point Flooring is dedicated to ensuring that you not only choose the perfect Bona Stain Color for your wood floors but also achieve a stunning and lasting result. Here are some expert tips and recommendations to guide you through the process:

1. Consider Your Space:

  • Take note of the existing color palette, lighting conditions, and overall aesthetic of your space. Understanding these elements will help you choose a Bona Stain Color that complements and enhances your interior.

2. Test in Different Lighting:

  • Natural and artificial lighting can significantly impact the appearance of stain colors. We recommend testing your selected stain colors in various lighting conditions to ensure they align with your vision for the space.

3. Account for Wood Variations:

  • Different wood types absorb stains differently. Consider the type of wood in your floors and how it may influence the final appearance of the stain. Our experts can provide insights into how specific stains interact with different wood grains.

4. Harmony with Furnishings:

  • Think about how the chosen stain color will harmonize with your furniture and decor. A well-coordinated color scheme creates a cohesive and visually appealing environment.

5. Balance Warm and Cool Tones:

  • Strive for balance in your space by considering the warmth or coolness of your chosen stain. Balancing tones can create a harmonious and inviting atmosphere.

6. Explore Contrast Options:

  • Don’t be afraid to explore contrast. Sometimes, a slightly contrasting stain color can highlight the natural beauty of your wood floors and add depth to the overall design.

7. Engage in the Hands-On Preview:

  • The hands-on preview is a crucial step in the process. Take the opportunity to see how your selected stain colors look on your actual wood floors. This tangible experience will empower you to make a confident and informed decision.

8. Consider Future Trends:

  • While timeless choices are always a safe bet, considering current and future design trends can add a modern touch to your space. Our experts stay updated on industry trends and can provide recommendations based on your preferences.

9. Consult with Our Team:

  • Our flooring experts are here to assist you. If you have specific concerns or need personalized recommendations, don’t hesitate to reach out. We value the opportunity to collaborate with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

10. Maintenance Considerations:

  • Factor in the level of maintenance you’re comfortable with. Some stain colors may require more upkeep than others, so understanding the maintenance needs will contribute to long-term satisfaction.

By incorporating these expert tips and recommendations into your decision-making process, you’ll be well-equipped to choose a Bona Stain Color that not only suits your aesthetic preferences but also enhances the beauty of your wood floors.

Ready to transform your space with the perfect Bona Stain Color? Let’s begin the journey to a personalized outcome:

1. Explore Our Stain Categories:

Browse through our categorized Bona Stain Colors to get an overview of the tones available. Each category offers a unique palette to suit various aesthetics.

2. Select Your Favorites:

Choose up to three stain colors that resonate with your style. This step sets the foundation for the hands-on preview, allowing you to visualize how the stains will interact with your wood floors.

3. Experience the Hands-On Preview:

Take advantage of our hands-on preview process. Witness the tangible and visual impact of your selected stain colors during the refinishing process. This step empowers you to make informed and confident choices.

4. Contact Our Team:

Need assistance or have questions along the way? Our friendly team is ready to help. Contact us for personalized guidance and support throughout the stain selection process.

5. Achieve Your Refined Space:

By following these steps, you’re on your way to achieving a refined and personalized outcome for your space. Start the journey today and let your wood floors reflect your unique style.


What makes Bona Stain stand out among other hardwood floor stains?

Bona Stain sets itself apart with its superior quality and advanced formulation. Known for its exceptional durability and rich color options, Bona Stain enhances the natural beauty of wood, providing a stunning and long-lasting finish for your hardwood floors. Tripoint Flooring is proud to offer Bona Stain as a premium choice for discerning customers.

How does Bona Stain contribute to the longevity of hardwood floors?

Bona Stain is engineered for durability, offering a protective layer that helps shield your hardwood floors from daily wear and tear. Its advanced formula not only adds vibrant colors but also enhances the resilience of the wood, ensuring that your floors maintain their beauty over time. Trust Bona Stain for a finish that stands up to the test of time.

Can I achieve a customized look with Bona Stain for my hardwood floors?

Absolutely. Bona Stain offers a wide range of colors, allowing you to achieve a customized look for your hardwood floors. Whether you prefer a classic, timeless shade or a more contemporary and unique hue, Bona Stain provides versatility that empowers you to personalize the aesthetic of your living spaces.

Is Bona Stain safe for indoor air quality?

Yes, Bona Stain is designed with indoor air quality in mind.  Choosing Bona Stain not only enhances the beauty of your floors but also aligns with your commitment to a safer and greener living space.

Can Bona Stain be used for refinishing existing hardwood floors?

Absolutely. Bona Stain is versatile and suitable for both new installations and refinishing existing hardwood floors. Whether you’re renovating your home or giving your current floors a fresh look, Bona Stain provides consistent and exceptional results. Count on Tripoint Flooring to expertly apply Bona Stain for a flawless finish that revitalizes your hardwood floors.

For more information about Bona Stain and how it can elevate the look of your hardwood floors, feel free to contact Tripoint Flooring. Our team is ready to assist you in selecting the perfect Bona Stain color and ensuring a professional application that exceeds your expectations.

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