Solid wood and engineered wood floors are usually pre-finished with a lacquer or oil that shows off the attractive qualities of the wood, while also providing an extra layer of protection.
A finish floor or floor covering is the ultimate top layer of all of the flooring layers. A finish floor or floor covering is the layer that you walk on and it is the decorative layer.
Floor covering is a more precise term, since the flooring tends to cover another, structural layer of flooring. Also, finish floor can be confused with the finish of a floor, such as stains and lacquers.
Lacquered Flooring Finish
‘Lacquer’ is a term for clear or coloured varnish that dries to produce a hard, durable finish. They can come with any sheen level from ultra matt to high gloss and this can be further polished as required.
Matt Lacquered Flooring Finish
A Matt lacquer flooring finish allows the wood to appear very natural as it is virtually invisible. It is visually similar to oiled floors but easier to maintain.
Satin Lacquered Flooring Finish
This finish is durable, easy to clean and leaves the floor with an even sheen that gently reflects the light
Oiled Flooring Finish
Oiled wood flooring is extremely versatile and has many benefits.
The oils penetrate deeply into the wood, protecting the boards and giving them moisture resistance whilst allowing the wood to breathe.
There are many finishes, with matt or satin oils available, as well as coloured oils to totally change the look of the floor.
Oiled wood floors require periodic oiling to keep them fresh and vibrant, but a massive advantage of re-applying the oil is that any scratches and scuff marks are instantly removed, resulting in a perfect finish once again.
This finish has great resistance to abrasive damage and any small areas that become scuffed may be re-oiled without having to attend to the whole floor, making it very forgiving and easy to maintain.
Some floors come with a bare, sanded surface ready for the installers to finish the floor as the customer wishes.
With the use of different colour stains and oils this allows you to really create a bespoke floor that perfectly suits your design.
Where Can You Buy Wood Floor Finishes?
Clean, rejuvenate, restore and maintain new and old wooden floors with these great floor care and finishing products. Perfect for softwood and hardwood, engineered, parquet and solid wooden flooring, these flooring oils, floor varnishes, floor stains and floor cleaners provide everything needed to keep wood floors in tip top condition and looking great.
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