What are the risks in going with a darker stain?

Q: I want to stain my hardwood floors with a darker stain than the natural color I have now. What are the risks in going darker? Will it show everything little speck of dust?

The floors have never been stained, only waxed.

A: Dark colours do show dust film more readily than lighter colours. Of course, even with light stains, you might not see the dust as easily, but it is still there. It’s just part of living on Earth. Vacuum regularly and if you have forced air heating, keep your furnace filter in good shape.