Here are some before and after shots of the Oak floors we recently refinished in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle. The clients chose to use a Swedish Finish and no stain. I am in love with the yummy, golden color that the Swedish Finish brought out in the floors. The Swedish Finish adds far more character and a richness that cannot be achieved with any other type of finish. I think that staining your wood floors can be very chic but in this case, less is way more.