• 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.
  • LacqueredLacquer 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.