The first step of the process was to decide on a color. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the samples that were put on the floor that we picked from. But we knew we wanted something darker. We picked a few stains and the floor guy added a few more and put them all on an area in front of one of the kitchen islands. We ended up picking the one that he thought was the best, and had recommended on top of our initial selections. It is a mix of Red Mahogany and Jacobean. It's a dark color, with a bit of a red tint, and looks great with our cabinets and colors.
This is what the floors looked like after they sanded them but before any staining:
The lighting is hard to get right with the flash, but you get the idea. Here are some shots of different rooms with the new floors:
Living Room and Kitchen
Upstairs Guest Bedroom