I'm designing my new living room from scratch. One feature I would like in the room is very dark brown or black wide floorboards. I'm looking at getting unfinished oak boards and painting/staining them black.
Does anyone have any experiences with colouring boards like this? Should I use paint or stain, or is there some kind of colored wax treatment I should try? If I'm painting the boards, do I still need to apply a hardener and sealant, or is this just needed after applying stain? Should I use any particular types of paint/stain?
Thanks for any tips/experiences you can share.