This menu will stay with you throughout your visit to the Education Centre. Use the topics below to explore the centre and find the information you need.
Essentials How to? How to Measure a Room? How to Acclimatise your Floor? How to Prepare for Installation? How to Install Flooring on Stairs? How to Install Laminate Flooring? How to Install Solid Wood Flooring? How to Install Vinyl Flooring? How to Finish your Hardwood Floor? How to Maintain Engineered Flooring? How to Maintain Laminate Flooring? How to Maintain Solid Wood Flooring? How to Maintain Vinyl Flooring? How to Maintain Natural Oiled Flooring? How to Maintain UV Oiled Flooring? How to Achieve that Perfect Finish with Edging & Profiles? How to Choose between a Light or Dark Floor? How to Choose Between an Oiled or Lacquered Finish for Your Wood Flooring? How to Choose your Plank Size? How to Get the Look? What is? Buyers' Guide Installation Maintenance About Us
The Education Centre: Choosing an oiled or lacquered finish?
Brushed and oiled floors have a beautiful natural appearance that adds a classic or characterful mood to your floor
Smooth and lacquered floors have a more uniform look, with a less pronounced grain to give a more contemporary feel.
With laminate, luxury vinyl and cushion vinyl, you benefit from an easy to maintain and durable finish, but with solid wood and engineered wood, it’s important to choose the finish that’s just right for the task ahead.
A lacquered finish forms a coat on top of the surface of the wood, helping to protect it from wear and making it easier to clean up spills. Smooth and lacquered floors have a more uniform look, with a less pronounced grain to give a more contemporary feel.
Oiled finish use the natural permeability of wood to provide a degree of protection without losing the beautiful natural feel and matt look. Brushed and oiled floors have a beautiful natural appearance that adds a classic or character mood to your floor.