Wood is a common choice as a flooring material due to its aesthetic look and restorability. Our Hardwood Floors / Engineered Wooden Flooring / is available in an oiled or lacquered finish.
What is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered wood is real wood flooring that’s built in layers and bonded together. The top hardwood layer shows all the natural characteristics and beauty of the selected wood species, just as you would see with any genuine wood floor. Every piece of hardwood is different as there is a variance in grain, holes and colour depending on the species of wood, adding character to your Engineered Wood Flooring.
Oiled or Lacquered Finish
A lacquer finish is ideal in a room where you anticipate heavy traffic. The benefit to a lacquered finish wood finishing on your Wood Floor is that it becomes somewhat water resistant. The one downside of a lacquered Wood Floor is that it has a tendency to show scratches more easily than an oiled floor. Because of this, when the floor finally ends up looking tired and worn, the best course of action is normally a re-sand and re-finish. Lacquer comes in high gloss, gloss and matt finishes. All of that said, even a matt finish tends to have a bit of a shine to it. So when you’re choosing a lacquered finish for your floor, it’s important to be aware of the shine that you’ll get.
Oiled Wood Flooring has a really natural look and enables the colour of the wood to deepen over the years. The good thing about oiled Wood Flooring finish is that it goes deep into the heart of the wood and provides not only protection on the surface, but into the core too, which means that your wood is protected to the max. Unlike lacquered finish, when the top layer of oil finish gets worn away, there is still a level of protection underneath.