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.
(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.
European Natural Oil - No Stain -
Recommended on any
hardwood species we offer
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!
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
We can apply this weathered style
to any of our solid colors. Or, we can mix background colored planks for
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
NOTE: The weathered style finish is only available on the rustic white
4. Choose From Two
Durable Top Coats to Finish Off Stained or Weathered Planks
European Natural Oil Top Coats -
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 -
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.