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What can I do to avoid an 'orange' oak floor?

We often get asked how orange our oak is, or how susceptible our boards are to developing a golden tone? However this question is difficult to answer because peoples' perception of what is 'orange' differs depending on personal taste and the appearance of the flooring in different surroundings.

We wouldn't judge any of our oak boards to appear orange in the state that we supply them, but if you are worried about orange flooring and want to prevent your floor from being this tone, we suggest the following:

Order samples and use our 'Try one box' service

The sample that you will receive is guaranteed to be genuine and taken straight from the box without any alterations. However it is important to keep in mind that there may be colour variation from one sample to the next as oak is a natural product and variations do occur. For this reason we offer a unique 'Try one box' option. This lets you order just the one box of flooring at no extra cost to try out in your property before committing to a full order. By ordering one box first you are able to lay out full length boards and get a true representation of what the overall floor will look like.

Any opened boxes are non-returnable; however it can save a lot of money and hassle if you decide that it's not the perfect range for you!

Opt for an Untreated oak board

Pre-treated boards are restricted in the fact the colour tones and finish has been factory applied and it may not be the exact tone that you desire which cannot be changed. It can also be difficult to determine the overall look and finish of a pre-treated floor from small sample pieces when trying to choose the right floor for your taste and property. By purchasing your oak flooring untreated to be finished on site, you eliminate these problems by having control over the final appearance of the flooring and can use whatever finish you want to achieve as the desired end result. A popular method to finish the flooring is to use a colour tone as the base coat before finishing with a layer of Hardwax Oil leaving you with a hard-wearing, stain resistant floor that is the perfect colour tone for your property.

Apply Treatex Hardwax Oil

With a range of top quality products that are easy to apply and maintain, Treatex have established themselves as a market leader in the wood finishing industries. We recommend using their Hardwax oil to protect your flooring from damage. They offer a wide variety of colour tones that can either darken the oak, keep it lighter shades or even more white washed options. The colour tones are then finished with a hard wearing layer of Treatex Clear Hardwax oil. When applied on its own, the Clear Hardwax oil can give the oak a warm, traditional oak tone. Additionally to providing protection, Treatex Hardwax oil will enhance the natural wood features of the oak board.

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Submitted by Mr Allan Nicholson (not verified) on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:18
Hi, Can Treatex Hardwax Oil be used safely when you have pets? We have 2 Pedigree Birman cats in our house and obviously we are concerned that they won't be harmed by any floor treatment. Kind Regards Allan.
Submitted by jfjadmin on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:01
Hi Allan, Thank you for your comment. Treatex is made up of natural ingredients which include Linseed Oil, Sunflower oil, Jojoba Oil, Beeswax and Carnauba Wax. So nothing harmful for our furry friends!. You will however have to keep the curious cats off the floor whilst the Treatex is drying so do make sure the room is cat proof for a couple of days when you're doing the work. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any further questions. Many thanks, Tom (JFJ Wood Flooring)

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