Aged wood flooring
How do you make something old out of something new? The principle of aging gives a unique character to this parquet finish. It's very trendy, and allows for a vintage effect, by using one or several techniques at the same time. Aging is obtained by mechanical or manual techniques that change the look, colour, and texture of the parquet planks. Among the techniques used, the most common is hammering the chamfers, known as "broken edges," giving an unequal and irregular effect.
Often combined with a smoked finish (the oxidation of the wood's colours), there are many other techniques giving very sophisticated effects, such as worm holes, open slits or cracks, splits, scratches and even lateral saw marks. Aged parquet is also sometimes stained or even whitewashed to enhance the vintage effect.
Such aged parquet can take on several different finishes, like uncoloured oil, whitewash, or shiny oil.
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