Floor Finishing

One of our team carefully finishing a wood floor

Wood Floor Finishes

Finishing wood floors with lacquer or oil is essential in order that the wood floor is protected from dirt and stains. We use only professional wood floor finishes from companies such as Bona, Granwax, Ronseal, Osmo and Jenkins to ensure that you have a high quality hardwood floor finish.

If you want your floor darker than its natural colour a stain will need to be applied in between sanding and varnishing the floor.

The most used wooden floor finishes today are Lacquer and Oil.
The most popular wooden floor finish is lacquer (also called Varnish) as it is hardwearing and easy to maintain. To make your wood floor finish as hard wearing as possible, we always choose a 2 pack lacquer which is used in conjunction with a hardener for extra protection.
All the lacquers we use are water based.

Oils are sometimes preferred for finishing wood floors if you are looking for a more rustic, natural look or although oiled floors do require more maintenance.

Hardwood floor finish

Lacquer vs Oil

Lacquer - This hardwood floor finish forms a skin on the surface of floor, more hardwearing than Oil, easy to maintain, available in Satin, Matt or Gloss.

Oil - Oil soaks into the surface of the floor, easier to repair a scratch as you can spot repair, may need re oiling every 1-2 yrs depending on wear/sunlight, creates a matt finish.

The wooden floor finishing process

Eco Friendly & Non Toxic Wood Finishes

There is also more interest in products that are non-toxic. We suggest our clients choose Ecos lacquer for finishing wooden floors sympathetically to the environment.

Call us now to find out more on 0800 085 9858 or click here for a no obligation quote.