Monday, 23 February 2015

Quendon, Saffron Walden, parquet floor sanding and oiling

We recently sanded and oiled a lovely kitchen floor in Quendon, Saffron Walden (see images here).

The floor was made of Canadian Maple which you don't see too often however it has become quite a popular floor in more modern high-end refurbishments.  It's chic look, subtle tones and cool light reflective qualities are a stark contrast to the more traditional golden rustic hues of Oak and Pine, and the deep auburn tones of Mahogany.
There are 13 types of Maple grown in Canada and North America.  Hard Maple and Black Maple are very durable woods that rates highly on the Wood Hardness Scale, ranking above Oak,  making making them a great choice for both domestic and commercial flooring.

However, other species of Maple such as the Silver or Red Maple are classed as softwood and would not work well in a busy walkway as the wood would damage more easily.  Do be sure to check with your supplier what species of Maple they supply so you can make the best decision for your property.

The close uniform grain of Maple gives it it's beautiful soft & smooth finish that is so desirable.  Unfortunately, however, it is also also this quality that makes scratches and marks more noticeable.  Laquering a Maple floor would only highlight scratches even further, a matte oiled finish would be most suitable to keep maintenance costs down.

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