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Engineered wood flooring Help!

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LJH79 Fri 03-Nov-17 19:45:03

We are having engineered wood put in kitchen and hallway. So confused between lacquered and oiled and brushed oiled! I keep reading the comparisons and can't work out what is best. So far I've worked out lacquered is harder wearing but scratches more and can end up with
More permanent damage. Any advice greatly appreciated as need to order asap. Also any advice of where to order from online as our builder is fitting it. Many thanks!

Archipops Fri 03-Nov-17 22:54:24

If it was me, I’d choose oil over laquer. Just seems more natural.

HouseworkIsAPain Fri 03-Nov-17 23:05:41

I chose oiled. Been down 9 years and still looks good.

RicottaPancakes Fri 03-Nov-17 23:08:51


justaweeone Sat 04-Nov-17 08:13:44

Ours is treated with osmo oil
Been down 12 years and still looks fab

NormHonal Sat 04-Nov-17 08:17:27 is also where we’ve been recommended to buy.

LJH79 Sat 04-Nov-17 23:04:28

Great thanks for advice. My feeling was oiled but everything was confusing me!

Beaumatrix Sun 05-Nov-17 07:53:21

How often do u oil the floor?

thethoughtfox Sun 05-Nov-17 08:09:26

Laquered is very shiny. Some can look a like cheap ( as if it's laminate) When is scratches, it is more noticeable.

justaweeone Sun 05-Nov-17 09:49:49

Kitchen and family room about twice in 3 years, other downstairs rooms are other types of flooring
Upstairs, never apart from our bedroom we did a few years ago. Saying that the rest of the rooms upstairs would probably benefit with re oiling.

Tika77 Mon 06-Nov-17 13:49:42

I went for laquered, I didn’t want to keep oiling it. Also did lots of scratch tests on samples and it was pretty hard to scratch. But scratched and oiled can look pretty rustic too. :-)

tinymeteor Mon 06-Nov-17 15:50:26

We went for lacquered as brushed finishes felt rougher underfoot.

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