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Engineered wood floor question

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Greencheese Sat 06-Dec-14 22:12:02

im not sure what finish to go for oiled, lacquered or brushed.?

Does anyone know anything about it?

Is any more hard wearing?

Thanks.

MrsFlorrick Sun 07-Dec-14 09:59:49

Brushed and oiled.

I've currently got brushed and oiled. I've previously had lacquered.

Brushed and oiled wears so much better and you can touch up major marks/scrapes etc with a tiny bit of floor oil and some steel wool.

You cannot touch up lacquer. If it has scrapes it will all have to be sanded off and be redone to look like new. And (bitter experience) those lacquer restoring floor treatments don't work! They just make your floor slippery. confused

The brushed element gives the surface a bit of texture which looks good. And helps hide any damage (caused by rampaging DC and DH moving heavy furniture around).

Marmitelover55 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:04:38

Oh dear - we have got brushed and lacquered sad

Marmitelover55 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:05:36

Oops posted too soon. Seems to be wearing quite well so far but only had for 4 months....

Blueskies80 Sun 07-Dec-14 18:49:04

I just got lacquered finish eng wood for living and dining room - my thinking was that marks/ scratches wouldn't show up As much on a matt surface rather than a shiny surface. Am expecting scratches etc and hoping they just add character. Hope I'm right!

Greencheese Sun 07-Dec-14 20:17:37

Thanks for your advice. I'm leaning towards brushed then. I've seen this one but it doesn't say it's oiled too though. God I didn't think this would be quite so complicated!

www.diy.com/departments/colours-jazzy-oak-real-wood-top-layer-flooring-29m-pack/198987_BQ.prd

Marmitelover55 Mon 08-Dec-14 09:20:40

Looks nice but can't see if it is lacquered or oiled?

Greencheese Mon 08-Dec-14 22:41:17

I know marmite. I'll have to go in and see as it doesn't say online.

MillyMollyMama Tue 09-Dec-14 00:43:52

They all can get scratched and they are all difficult when this happens ! I think if you are prepared for a wood floor to look a bit lived in you won't be disappointed. You get far less wear and tear in a room than you do in a hall, so I would consider where you are laying it and then decide what will wear better. A good thick layer of veneer is a good starting point.

Greencheese Tue 09-Dec-14 20:22:57

I had lovely floorboards in my old house so I do like the older look. This is for a through lounge and dining room. So is a veneer the shiney top coat?

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