Varnished wooden flooring
Several layers of varnish applied to bare wooden flooring forms an invisible and sealed protective film. This method hardly allows the wood to breath, but does prevent scratches and stains from damaging the wood's surface. Thus protected, colour variation due to oxidation and exposure to light has little impact, even if still present. Thanks to recent innovations, a large range of varnishes is now available, offering a wide variety of different finishes: brilliant, satin, matt, natural effect, wax effect, etc. The abrasions and scratches that inevitably occur from day to day use of the floor are more noticeable with some types of varnish and less noticeable with others. It is important to bear in mind that the more brilliant the varnish, the more visible the scratches will be. Conversely, the more matt the varnish, the less noticeable the marks left by everyday wear and tear will be.
Varnished wooden flooring requires less maintenance than oiled wooden flooring, but partial renovation of its surface is difficult: the results will not match the rest of the floor.
Discover varnished flooring among our collections of Solid varnished flooring : glue down or nail down & Engineered varnished flooring : glue down or floating.