Wood Floor Finishing Oil

Wood Flooring Finishes

Whether you opt for solid wood or engineered wood, there are many wood flooring finishes to choose from.

Unless a wood floor is labelled as unfinished, once a wood floor board has been treated and dried, it then goes through a finishing process to create a chosen look. This process can combine one or a combination of finishes to create the desired effect however, excluding those unfinished, a wood floor will generally be either coated with an oil or lacquer to add extra protection.

Choosing a Fitting Method for Wood Flooring

Before you lay your wood floor Part 5: What fitting method can I choose for my wood floor?

Part five is the last in the series of our ‘before you lay your wood floor’ posts.  Now that you have your room ready and your flooring prepared to lay, now all you need to do is decide on your fitting method.

Overall, there are a few wood floor laying options. These include secret nailing, gluing or even having a floating floor. However, the sub-floor you are laying your wood on and the type of wood you have chosen (engineered or solid wood) have a huge impact on what options are suitable for you. See our flowchart below to see what fitting method is suitable for you.


Allow Wood Flooring to Acclimatise

Before you lay your wood floor Part 4: How to Acclimatise your wood floor

Welcome to part four of our “before you lay your wood floor” series. At this stage your room should be completely ready and prepared for your flooring to be delivered. Read our previous stages by clicking on the relevant number 1, 2, 3. Whether you have opted for a brushed and oiled finish or super matt lacquered, you should ensure you acclimatise your wood floor. This allows it to adapt to the environment of the room.


Room Suitability for Wood Flooring

Before you lay your wood floor Part 1: Room Suitability

A wooden floor brings subtle elegance and instant style to a home. It isn’t a cheap purchase, and there are a few things you need to do and think about before you buy or lay your wood flooring, but don’t worry it’s pretty straight forward and our collection of ‘before you lay your wood floor’ posts will provide you with the key bits of information you need and help guide you on your purchase. First on the cards is looking at ‘room suitability’ and where you can safely lay a wood floor.

Where can I lay my wood flooring?


Maintain Solid Wood Flooring

How to Maintain Solid Wood Flooring

Solid Wood Flooring offers a unique combination of class, durability and character to its surroundings – making it one of the best flooring choices for a homeowner looking for a new floor. However, these dashing good looks and amazing characteristics of  hardwood floors need protecting from daily wear and tear and other environmental circumstances and require a little attention. The general rule of thumb for any solid wood flooring is: pay your flooring care and attention and your floor will reward you with years of stunning style and service.


Narrow or Wide Wood Flooring Planks

Narrow or Wide Planks?

A wood floor can change the aesthetics of your room with its beautiful and unique grain patterns and characterful look. Although the finish of a wood floor can affect the feel of the room, the width of the planks is also important to consider as this can change the look of a room dramatically. Wooden planks are sold in various widths from narrow 80mm wide strips to ultra wide 220mm boards – your choice can make a room look bigger, busier, cosier or even more relaxed so it’s important to know which width to go for to create the look you desire. Here we will discuss the look narrow or wide planks will achieve!