Choosing the right finish
Semi-Gloss (50% gloss) Standard beauty
Semi-Gloss is our standard finish, and remains the most popular choice among consumers because its clarity and shine accentuates the beauty of wood making stain colours and grain appear to have a wetter look that visually pops. Regular timely maintenance is important to maintain its beauty with normal traffic in a busy everyday family setting. Ideally our Semi-Gloss will perform best in low to medium traffic areas.
Satin Finish (30% gloss) Silky smooth
For consumers who like some shine but value improved performance. Satin has more gloss than our Oil-Fx finish but less than our Semi-Gloss. Satin has the same maintenance requirement as Semi-Gloss but will better camouflage dust, scratches, and indentations than a glossier finish. Satin is recommended for rooms with medium to high traffic and is an appealing compromise for those that want improved performance but more visual pop than is delivered by a matte finished floor.
Oil-FX finish (matte 10% gloss)
Practical & beautiful
Our Oil-Fx finish is a technologically advanced alternative to the traditional oil finished floor that has that old-world natural charm. This is a high performance and practical finish for active families, pet owners, and consumers that like the natural look of an oiled floor but want to avoid the maintenance hassles associated with oil. Unlike natural or synthetic oil our Oil-Fx finish is a polyurethane formulation that is as easy to maintain as all of our other finishes using the same spray cleaner and dust mop. Never is a homeowner required to apply oil or anything else. Beyond the beauty of its natural oiled look it has the advantage that its low reflection of light hides; dust, scratches, and indentations better than all other finishes. So it’s also great for heavy home traffic and light commercial areas.
Oil-FX Textured finish (matte 10% gloss) – Unique durability
This finish is offered solely on selected Maple and Birch items. These floors have a light linear texturing added to each floorboard before they are stained and our Oil-Fx coating is applied. The result is a 3D effect which does not follow the grain of the wood but rather produces a subtle linear effect because the applied stain is slightly darker in the textured areas. Adding texture to the other benefits of our Oil-Fx finish further increases the floor’s ability to camouflage dust, scratches, and indentations. These floors are recommend for; light commercial applications, active families, large-pet owners, and all consumers that like this unique look.
Oil-FX Brushed finish (matte 10% gloss) – Added beauty & benefits
This finish offers all of the features and benefits of our Oil-Fx finish plus a few added bonuses. Available for a small premium, and only on Oak, we add wire brushing giving the floor a three dimensional look and feel. Before the application of the stain and finish each floorboard is passed under a powerful wire brush which removes the softer springwood from the board leaving its grain lower than the remainder of the board. The resulting 3D aspect of this treatment allows these floors to better camouflage dust, scratches and indentations over all of our other offerings. We highly recommended our Oil-Fx Brushed finish for; light commercial applications, active families, large-pet owners, and consumers that simply find the look beautiful.