Impression Floors Kelowna Showroom

Mountain View Beaulieu Hardwood Flooring

Species: Europen White Oak

Plank size: 7.5" x 474.8" x 18 mm
Finish: Handscraped & Wire-Brushed; Mat, UV-Cured Oil
Installation: Floating, glue or nail

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White Oak, 7.5\" Plank, Colour: Bromont
White Oak, 7.5" Plank, Colour: Bromont
White Oak, 7.5\
White Oak, 7.5\
White Oak, 7.5\
White Oak, 7.5\
White Oak, 7.5\
White Oak, 7.5\

FAQ: Oil Finished Hardwood Flooring

What is oil finish and urethane hardwood finish?

Hardwood floors need a protective layer to guard against scratches, dents and everyday wear. In Canada and the U.S. urethane, or urethane aluminum oxide, is the most common protective hardwood flooring finish. Urethane seals the surface of the hardwood, forming a solid, hard and effective protective layer.

Rather than sealing off the hardwood with a synthetic layer, an oil finish works to strengthen the natural fibre surface of the hardwood, thereby helping it to endure the comings and goings of a busy home or office. Oil finish, which has a long tradition in the flooring industry, is gaining popularity, due in part to premium European flooring brands.

How does urethane hardwood floor compare to oil finished hardwood floor?

Oil finished hardwood is considered a step up from urethane which is a synthetic material that completely seals the floor. On the other hand, oil finished hardwood provides a natural protection and is 100% VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) free. Meaning that it does not emit toxic chemicals in the air. In the short term, oil finished hardwood is slightly more prone to scratches and dents than urethane.  However, minor scratches and scuffs to high-quality hardwood flooring products, such as our Stanley Cooper and the Solid Floor collections, are easily treated by hardwood care products.

In the long run, oil finished hardwood maintains its polished appearance because deeper cuts and grooves can be effectively treated to erase years of wear and tear. Plus, unlike urethane hardwood, oil finished floors can be spot-treated without the need to repair the entire floor.

How do I clean and maintain oil finished hardwood floor?

Cleaning and maintaining oil-finish hardwood is similar to taking care of regular engineered hardwood or laminate flooring.

  • Vacuum regularly or sweep with a soft broom to get rid of dirt and to avoid scratching the floor.
  • Use oil finished hardwood soap and care products recommended by the manufacturer to take care of stains.
  • Immediately mop up spills to prevent stains and discolouration.
  • Put protective felt pads under the legs of tables, chairs and other furniture to reduce the risk of scratching.
  • Keep the humidity in your home at a constant 40% to 65%. This is considered a normal, healthy range.

Does oil finished hardwood floor work with radiant heat?

Yes. Our oil finished hardwood collection is certified for hydra radiant floor heating.

We invite you to visit our showroom to discuss your flooring project. With information from our expert team you will feel confident moving ahead with your decisions.