What Are The Different Floor Finishes?
- Bandsawn – The surface of the wood has horizontal saw marks across the length of the board.
- Brushed – This is where the wood has been brushed with metal bristles to remove wood from the grain to create an embossed look or to give texture to the surface.
- Distressed – Usually a more textured finish with processes that give the look of an old/worn effect to a new floor. Usually used with antique effect floors.
- Hand Scraped – This is a slightly uneven surface finish that is to recreate the effect of a pre-1900s floor, where sanding machines didn’t exist and the surface had to be scraped by hand.
- Lacquered – Lacquer is similar to varnish in finish. A thin clear seal over the floor. This gives a smooth finish which tends to give a sheen effect from the light reflection.
- Oiled – This is the more traditional way of sealing a floor. The oil penetrates the wood and brings out the vibrance in colour of the flooring. It provides protection to the wood whilst keeping its natural look and feel.
- UV Finish – This is when ultraviolet light is used in curing the finishes. This creates a more environmentally safe finish with quick drying time in factory & low-VOC.
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