Dark wood flooring adds drama to a room, creating contrast and warmth. Its best to have light walls to avoid closing in the space. Floors with dark colours work in all spaces including basements but do ensure you have adequate lighting to pull it off. For more inspiration and choose a product shop our collection of Dark Wood Floors. There are many methods to achieve the dark tones, some more complex than others. The simplest is to apply a dark stain or choose a naturally dark timber like American Walnut or Teak. Other methods include smoked oak (also known as fumed Oak), reactive stains and heat treated oak. Some of the more complex colours will use a combination to achieve the dark colour.