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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- Treated or Untreated Wooden Floor Boards; It can be confusing so we have written an article to help you choose the right board before choosing a finish material.
- Should I Have an Oil or Lacquer Finish; When you have made your decision on the board treatment, what is the right treatment for your property and ongoing maintenance.
- White Wash and Lime Finishes; An increasinly popular choice of finish. The benefits of having a lime effect finish on your flooring.
About the author
Tom Fanthorpe. Director, JFJ Wood Flooring Ltd
Tom is one half of the father & son team behind JFJ Wood Flooring. An experienced wood flooring specialist with over 7 years in the industry, Tom is following in his father John's footsteps as a true expert in his chosen field. Having absorbed much of John's 35+ years of experience in the joinery and timber trade, Tom now leads the wood flooring department and holds ultimate responsibility for everything from customer service to sales, logistics to quality control.