To bring out the natural beauty of the grain, hardwood floors are wire brushed by taking off the top soft portion of wood. Each plank will have an enhanced definition when the natural grain is exposed. Oak has impressive character markings and beautiful knots that will be highlighted and give your floor texture and depth after being wire brushed.
There are many different widths you can choose from for your home or business. Wire brushed floors are used in businesses as well as homes for their durability and beauty. High trafficked areas will benefit from having wire brushed floors. They resist stains, water spills and are easy to clean.
Not all wire brushed floors have a polyurethane finish put on them. They are finished with a Silk Oil. Silk Oil will soak into the Oak wood and help keep the natural feel and look of all the beautiful characteristics of the wood. Floors that are oil finished will feel warm and smooth to your feet. Four coatings of Silk Oil are applied to each plank of the flooring for a solid protection. Scratches and dents will not show up as much on an oil finished floor and they are easy to maintain. Every several years they will need to be oiled again.
Wire brushed floors come in Oak, Hickory Teak and Walnut hardwoods. If you are looking for an old-fashioned look then Hickory would be perfect. Wire brushed Hickory can come with a weathered appearance that is softly distressed to bring out all the natural characteristics of the wide planks. The eased edges will give a flowing look to your floors, once it is installed. Hickory is native to North America and is one of the hardest of woods. Hickory planks have a beautiful grain and knots throughout the planks that come in different lengths. Hickory can be stained in a variety of colors to fit into any décor.
Hardwood floors made of Walnut are popular because of the different variations of colors. You can have a light color of white sapwood, or the heartwood colors that range from a rich dark, deep chocolate brown, to an almost purplish that looks black. Walnut usually has rich colors with dark streaks running through the grain. The grains can also be curly in the pattern or wavy which many people like about Walnut hardwood.
Teak hardwood floors are very durable and water resistant. Many people will wire brush Teak and seal it with oil which will help preserve the beauty of the wood. Teak has natural oil but by wire brushing and applying layers of protective oils on top your Teak floor will keep its finish for years. Teak will not splinter and is safe for high trafficked areas where children and pets are always playing.