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Jun 12, 2017

Rustic, clear, brushed or smooth, Which FinFloor is right for you?

European Oak is widely considered to be the finest available worldwide due to it’s attractive colouring, figuring and durability properties. All FinOak Unfinished flooring is FSC approved and originates from the same highest quality raw material, making grade selection purely an aesthetic preference.

Above Rustic Grade FinOak Unfinished flooring with visible knots

FinOak floors are available in Clear and Rustic grades, all of which feature boards that are carefully hand graded and selected to your specification, as outlined below;

Rustic Grade

Visible knots have been filled and sanded to complement the natural figuring and colour of the boards. This is the perfect choice if you are looking for some character.

Above Rustic Grade FinOak Unfinished flooring with visible knots

Clear grade

Clean, contemporary and incredibly stylish. Each board has been carefully selected to ensure that the beautiful figuring of the wood is highlighted but no knots are present.

Above Clear Grade FinOak Unfinished flooring, with no noticeable knots

Above Clear Grade FinOak Unfinished flooring, with no noticeable knots

What is unfinished flooring?

Finfloor’s FinOak Unfinished Flooring is commonly referred to as “untreated”, “unfinished” or “natural” flooring and the name suggests, requires finishing on-site, giving you complete control over the look and finish of your floor. Having been machined, the surfaces of the boards are left in their raw state and therefore require a coating before being exposed to foot traffic.

Which finish does FINFLOOR recommend?

We recommend finishing your unfinished floor with Monocoat or Oleum. Doing so will provide long-lasting protection whilst increasing the floor’s durability and stain-repelling properties. Due to the depth of penetration achieved, Monocoat and Oleum-Oil preserves the character and appearance of the wood and ensures that your floor is easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance.

What is the difference between smooth and brushed?

Surface texture of a hardwood floor can add a lot to the atmosphere for a particular room. It can accentuate the elegance or add to the warmth of a more casual setting. There are two surface textures available when it comes to FinOak engineered wooden flooring.


A very delicate sanding gives wood a silky texture with classic allure while highlighting the grain. Smooth is a timeless texture that is still the most popular in hardwood flooring.


The wire brushing process is just as it sounds; the finish is lightly scraped with a wire brush, creating long and linear strokes. This brushed texture really accentuates linear grain patterns, like that of oak flooring and it makes a hardwood floor a little bit more interesting than if it had just a smooth surface.

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