Oil brings out the fine structure and grain of the wood and enhances its natural colour. Floors treated with oil are easy to clean and maintain, but they need a little more care and should be oiled regularly.
Kährs matt lacquer is as hardwearing and easy to maintain as our silk matt lacquer. The subtle finish produces an untreated, bare wood look.
Lacquered floors are easy to maintain. Our silk matt lacquer complements the wood’s character by accentuating its natural structure. It also makes the floor more hardwearing, easier to clean and does not conceal the structure of the wood. In addition, with Kährs silk matt lacquer there’s no artificial shine.
The high gloss lacquer gives your floor a shiny, polished look that enhances the beauty of the wood species you've chosen. It also protects your floor from everyday wear and tear.
Brushing the surface highlights the natural structure of the grain and emphasizes the texture of the wood. Brushing effects vary, depending on the wood species. Brushes are made from different materials in varying levels of hardness, and brushing is often carried out along with other refining treatments such as staining and bevelling of edges.
The bevelled edges of each individual board of Kährs 1-strip floors, imbues the floor with a distinct look. Kährs offers a number of floors with a bevelled edge finish in varying degrees, from “microbevelling” - tiny clarification and reinforcement of the edges created using sandpaper - to more prominent bevelling on both the long and the short sides, for a rustic, robust appearance.
Staining further enhances the wood’s natural colour tones. It also allows us to apply new colours, thus completely transforming the appearance of the wood. Kährs offers a wide range of stained options – from the palest white, to rich charcoal shades.
This special process involves exposing the wood to air and ammoniac, which naturally alters the colour and shade of each plank. ‘Smoking’ creates lighter effects, while ‘Carbonized’ is a longer process, producing more intense results.
By using different tools for manual wood scraping and sanding, we can give a new wood floor a worn appearance. A great amount of handwork goes into each floor to achieve its rustic character.
This involves the same process as hand scraping. However, the surface marks are created to resemble those made by a chainsaw.