Floor Cleaning and Restoration Experts in Cornwall


"Brightening Cornwall''s Homes: Oak Floor Restoration for Timeless Elegance The Natural Wood Look”

How to Brighten up your floors in Cornwall for the Modern Natural wood look

Oak Floor Restoration for the Natural Wood Look

Cornwall's historic residences feature Oak flooring known for its durability and warm, rich hues. Whether in permanent residences or holiday homes, the desire for a brighter, more contemporary ambience is prevalent. Let's delve into options to diminish undesired shades and reveal the innate, lighter character of Oak in homes across Cornwall.

Choosing the Ideal Finish for Cornwall's Diverse Homes

Similar to Pine floors, Oak can undergo a transformative process with the right finish. The pursuit of the perfect finish often leads to three primary options: Oil, Lacquer, or Wax.

Oil Finishes:

Penetrating Oils: Mechanically applied, these oils seep into the wood, protecting it from within while preserving a natural, matte appearance. Ideal for Cornwall's homeowners valuing authenticity.

Topical Oil / Hard Wax Oil: Applied to the surface, this finish may subtly enhance the wood's colour, contributing to a lighter, natural finish that resonates with Cornwall's traditional essence.

Hybrid Oil: A blend of penetrating and surface-build oils, some water-based, these modern oils offer a balance between protection and maintaining the natural look of Oak.

Oak Floor Restoration for the Natural Wood Look

Lacquer Finishes:

For a robust, hard-wearing finish, water-based lacquers stand out. Forming a durable Polyurethane (PU) coating, they are ideal for Cornwall's diverse homes, whether grand Victorian residences or cosy cottages. Consider creative options like Pallmann’s 330 White Primer, or Pallmann’s 330 Pure known for toning down wood colour and providing a raw, natural finish.

The Cornwall Testament:

A recent project showcased the transformative power of Pallmann White Primer in lightening an Oak and Pine floor. The result was a captivating blend of brightness and natural wood charm, harmonising seamlessly with Cornwall's rustic architectural legacy.

Whether you seek to soften the hues of your Oak floor in a traditional Cornwall home or embark on a complete restoration in a modern residence, the right finish can make a world of difference. Against Cornwall's scenic backdrop, a light, natural Oak floor becomes a picturesque setting, an ode to the region's tradition entwined with modern-day living.

Feel free to connect with us, and let's collaborate to revive the inherent beauty of your Oak flooring in Cornwall, bridging the old with the new in a harmonious dance across the diverse homes of this enchanting region.

Floor Cleaning and Restoration Experts in Cornwall

Cornwall Floorcare
43 Polpennic Drive
PL28 8FL

T. 01841 521995
M. 07922 989 131
E. info@cornwallfloorcare.co.uk

Office hours:
Mon - Sat: 8am to 6pm