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WOOD FLOOR SURFACE TREATMENTS

HANDSCRAPED

Hand-scraping is a process added to the boards which gives an undulated bumpy surface to each board. Like aged antiques each scrape is carried out by hand using traditional methods of sanding and scraping adding to the unique nature of each board.Istoria Bespoke Vintage Sahara Hand Scrapped Engineered Golden Oak Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews

EMBOSSED

This is a deeper version of brushing. This is a process where the hardwood has been mechanically brushed with a coarse wire brush removing the top element of the softer grain form the surface and leaving the tougher grain raised by about 3mm enhancing the beauty and character of the hardwood floor.Istoria Bespoke Embossed Larch Engineered Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews

DISTRESSED

The boards have gone through a process to give the impression of ageing by creating dents and scrapes to the surface and the edges of each board, each piece is hand finished to achieve an authentic aged and worn appearance.Vintage Smokey Mountain Distressed Surface Cracks Natural Rustic Textured Istoria Bespoke Engineered Oak Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews

SMOKED

Similar to fuming boards; smoking boards will alter the shade of the plank as the process will saturate individual sections more than others, this can cause darker streaks throughout the boards. This will leave more variation across the boards which are even more noticeable if coloured stains and oils are applied on top.

Clear Matt Smoked Natural Istoria Bespoke Engineered Oak Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews

WEAR LAYER

Thickness of the solid wood layer on top of the board that can be sanded.

BRUSHED

This is a process where the hardwood has been mechanically brushed with a coarse wire brush removing the top element of the softer grain form the surface and leaving the tougher grain raised  by 1mm enhancing the beauty and character of the hardwood floor.

Cardiff Brown Brushed Surface Istoria Bespoke Engineered Oak Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews

CARBONISED

The carbonisation process is similar to fuming and smoking boards but will darken the boards all the way through. It will also give you a much darker surface colour.

Brownstone Carbonised Dark Brown Istoria Bespoke Engineered Oak Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews

FUMED

Similar to smoking boards; fuming boards will alter the shade of the plank as the process will saturate individual sections more than others, this can cause darker streaks throughout the boards. This will leave more variation across the boards which are even more noticeable if coloured stains and oils are applied on top.Istoria Bespoke Fumed Oak Wood Flooring by Jordan Andrews