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Which wood flooring finish is best for you

11th April 2018
Which wood flooring finish is best for you

Choosing the right flooring for your home doesn't have to be a struggle. You’ve decided that wood flooring is the ideal option for your home, in regards to appearance and its longevity, but which is the best finish for you? There’s a wide selection of options in hardwood flooring finishes that include UV oil, natural oil, hard wax oil and lacquer.

Carpet Barn is one of the leading wooden floor suppliers in Poole, Ferndown, Eastleigh and Fareham. Our team have over 35 years of experience that has distinctively set us apart from our multiple competitors. Choose our experts for you wooden flooring needs, call us today for more advice and information.

UV Oil

UV Oiled wooden flooring has been made with a hard wax finish, that has been UV cured immediately after the flooring’s manufacture. Up to four coats of Danish oil is buffed into the top layer and cured under a UV light, a satin sheen is then added to the oiled surface of the flooring that overall gives it a shiny and desirable appearance. For rooms such as kitchen and dining rooms, extra maintenance is recommended, as they experience more potential risks from scratches. UV Oil wood flooring is perfect for living rooms and bedrooms, why not contact our experts for more information?

Natural Oil

Natural oiled wood flooring is a more natural finish (hence the name), as it’s finished with a oil with simple ingredients rather than solvents or waxes. Up to four coats of Danish oil is applied and machine buffed into the top layer, which gives the flooring its low sheen. It’s food and toy safe, with stain resistance from wine, beer, coca-cola, coffee, and food. It’s ideal for living rooms and bedrooms due to its natural finish that creates a deep lustre while maintaining its tactile surface of the wood.

Hardwax Oil

Hardwax oil finish is used to lighten wood flooring, while also providing a protective layer that natural oil and waxes fail to provide. Three coats of hardwax oil are buffed into the top layer in wooden flooring, and the high solid oil oxidises that forms a durable wax surface. The result? A rich and smooth surface that’s perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and dining rooms. Hardwax oiled wood flooring required more maintenance for areas that experience higher foot traffic.


Lacquer finish differs from UV, natural, and hardwax oil as its more of a varnish rather than an oil. The top layer is spray coated with multiple coats of primer, and then its continued to have two coats of lacquer that's UV cured on top. This process ensures a smooth but hard wearing surface, which enhances the natural grain and beauty of the wood flooring. Lacquer wood flooring is popular for kitchen and dining rooms, as the finish is extremely durable and resistant against food and drink spillages.

Contact our team or pop into one of our stores to check out our range of quality wooden flooring guaranteed to add class and style to your home.

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