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 Our Finishes

There's a reason 95% of our planks are sold prefinished. We do it all by hand and pay attention to details better than anyone making prefinished planking today. To get the beautiful deep finishes we offer we use the best stains and top finishes you can buy. This is no place to spare a few dollars. See "Choose the Right Finish" for a candid write-up about what to expect from each finish type.


Our new "Weathered" finishes (see details #3 below) are quickly becoming one of our most popular choices for rustic flooring.


Each coat is painstakingly applied by hand in our shop.


1. European Natural Oil - No Stain - Recommended on any hardwood species we offer

Our European Natural Oil Finish is a great improvement over tung oil and is one of the most beautiful and environmentally safe finishes in the world.   This oil is a micro-porous finish that penetrates and becomes part of the wood.  It is not a wear coat and therefore cannot chip, crack or peel. Photos don't do it justice!

 Natural oil finish on Rustic White Oak with hand cut edging

Our Best Selling Plank!

Imported from Germany, where strict environmental standards have been in place for decades, this hard-wax oil consists of thistle oil, sunflower oils, natural vegetable oils, carnauba wax, candallila wax and special hardeners.  On unstained oak it ages to a beautiful golden color that resists stains, wine, alcohol, and water.

It never needs complete refinishing. More accurately, it only requires occasional maintenance which includes easy application of a cleaner wax or the original oil if necessary to restore the original finish to new condition.

It can be spot repaired perfectly and easily.                         

 This is the easiest floor to live with if you have an active household! (i.e. kids & pets)

It's so good we offer a lifetime warranty against chipping ,peeling or cracking.



2. Woodtone Stains in Solid Colors


  Woodtone stains add an extra dimension of color to the finish and enhance the graining and character of the planks. We use special wiping stains that allow us to control the penetration and patina of the colors. Their colors are derived from solid pigments which resist fading far better than cheaper stains using dyes.


Our Solid Stain Colors


Light Colors

Medium Colors Dark Colors
 Barn Wash Gray Tavern Brown Rosewood
Saddle Leather Royal Mahogany Moorish Teak
Coastal Brown Mocha Black Onyx



3.  We offer a "Weathered" finish for an Aged, Farmhouse Style (Rustic White Oak Only)


This aged style began a few years ago with our Blackened Farmhouse Planks for a customer who wanted a more

aged look than either the natural oil by itself or any of our solid color stains.

Best Seller in Our Weathered Style

Blackened Farmhouse Planks


We started with rustic white oak planks stained with Black Onyx, then sanded off all of the surface color to highlight just the grain and distressing. Added a bit of deeper brushing and we finished them with 3 coats of the European oil finish.


The result was a floor unlike any we had produced thus far. Rich textured, oiled surface with black background in the grain and knots.


We now offer any of our solid colors in the


 weathered style!


  We can apply this weathered style to any of our solid colors. Or, we can mix background colored planks for a fantastic Calico design.


Great floor for a beach house, loft or anywhere you want the look of reclaimed planking without the exorbitant expense. Also good for pets and active households.


Some of the More Popular Colors in the Weathered Finish


NOTE: The weathered style finish is only available on the rustic white oak planks.



4. Choose From Two Durable Top Coats to Finish Off  Stained or Weathered Planks


  • European Natural Oil Top Coats -


     Natural Oil Finish over Royal Mahogany Stain.

    This is the most historic looking flooring we offer. It yields a more natural looking plank that will show “character marks” and signs of aging more than any other finish. It is a magnificent recreation of colonial flooring.


    The hand rubbed oil and wood tone stain colors will deepen over time further enhancing the character of the finish.


    Almost every floor we've sold for homes over 200 years old has been the oil finish over stained or weathered planking.



  • Commercial Polyurethane Top Coats -

     Super Matte Poly with Mocha Stain on Wide Oak Planks

    Our Commercial Polyurethane - (Basic Streetshoe XL )- is a clear, UV resistant durable finish. A two-part catalyzed coating, it is one of the best commercial finishes available anywhere in the world.


    It is used extensively in homes, restaurants, shopping malls, and gymnasiums throughout the world! (It is the finish used in the US Olympic Training Center and in The Sydney Opera House)


    We offer polyurethane in Satin or Super Matte (the most historic look in polyurethane that adds depth with virtually no sheen)

Two coats of polyurethane are hand applied over a coat of catalyzed sealer to ensure proper adhesion. We also finish all edges, ends and bottoms of the planks for stability.




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