American Walnut makes a beautiful wood floor with its hue and grain variation. It is quite absorbent, so will soak up oil finishes and will look “dry”, this is normal for walnut.
With our walnut flooring the choice is yours on how you want the finish to look
You can create a glossy finish with Lacquer but this sits on top of the wood rather than penetrating the cell structure and keeps a natural look. It will also scratch, the only way to repair this is to re-sand. With oiled walnut it is easy to maintain and easy to repair.
The image below shows the walnut being fitted by our expert installers who we can introduce to any of our clients.
As you can see the surface is very matt, which is normal. Some people will like this and others will want a more satin shiny look. To increase the shine a little, you would apply some thin maintenance oil with the proper professional equipment, which you can find here and buy online here!
For a higher satin finish look you can use a buffing machine and satin hard wax oil, which will take time to dry but it will give that extra protection and bring out the grain and colour of the walnut. The images below show the floor after this has just been applied during the installation of the chevron.
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