A custom wood floor is installed unfinished either engineered or solid hardwood, sanded and finished or stained to clients specifications. This process lets the imagination flow. Custom installation can include hand-scraping, distressing, borders, medallions, or patterns of all sorts. Herringbone and chevron patterns can create a one of a kind floor, that cant always be reproduced with pre-finished floors. Pre-finished hardwood floors can limit the size of the wood planks, color, and finish to what is available in a factory finish.
Today's finishing market has grown tremendously, with plenty of low voc and even ZERO voc finishing options, Polyurethanes, waterborne catalyzed finishes are still the dominate finishes, but we have been working with several of the European oil finishes since the early 2000's. With different finishing treatments like bleaching, chemical washes, working with the tanins in the different wood to create a reaction type finish to get those unique colors and grain enhancements have made for some of the best looking floors we have ever seen.