The Gran Marnier stain is a nice warm two-pass stain that provides a very unique rustic appearance. A large majority of the grain is quarter sawn giving it incredible stability which is the reason we can offer it up to 10" wide. A 7" Live Sawn board will shrink and expand roughly as much as a 4" plain sawn board making this floor the perfect option for a cottage. For wide planks we recommend a nail and bead glue installation. The live sawn is a perfect floor for dogs because of it's rustic character and distressed finish. The gran marnier stain is a rich tone of light brown with a slight undertone of orange. It is also a two pass stain containing black which makes the grain of the wood stand out against the warm browns and makes for a beautiful contrasting combination.