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Matte hardwood floors?

Posted by sdpac (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 20, 13 at 13:25

Hello all!

I'm a hardwood newbie who's planning to replace about 1000 feet of vinyl and carpet in my home with engineered hardwood. I'm leaning toward oak and the salesperson I'm dealing with has suggested white oak site-finished with WOCA oil finish. However, the WOCA would give a totally matte finish and I'm just not sure how it will look - I'm used to shiny (or at least slightly shiny) wood floors! And it's hard to make such a big decision based on a small sample of wood.

Would anyone be willing to share photos of their matte wood floors (any type of wood)? Do you like them? Would you recommend them, etc? Thanks!

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RE: Matte hardwood floors?

The trend is going towards more matte finish on wider plan. I am a big fan of Woca oiled floorings. But we deal with the factory finish oil floors only. Here are a Woca oil finished floor. Sorry it only allows me to post one picture at a time. I can do more in the future posts.

RE: Matte hardwood floors?

FWIW, I have been experimenting with Rubio, Woca and Osmo on some sold planks of black walnut.

I would not consider the Woca to be completely matte. It definitely has some luster to it, especially compared to the Rubio, which is considerably flatter.

RE: Matte hardwood floors?

Bumping this up. Thanks to the above posters!

RE: Matte hardwood floors?

We did a satin finish on our walnut. Note the stairs are semi-gloss dark-stained oak.

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RE: Matte hardwood floors?

weedyacres, your floor and stairs look beautiful.

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