Smoked Oak Polos
A distinctive edge that contributes to the vintage look and adds floor character.
Available in Antique, Castle, and Fashion Collection.
Variations in a subtly bevelled edge which creates a versatile look and compliments most decors.
Available in After Oak, Colors, Lifestyle (micro bevelled only) and Origins Collections.
A slighted eased corner providing an elegant, classic rolled look that almost blends into the floor itself.
Available in the Antique Collection.
FINISHES & TECHNIQUES
Carefully controlled and hand-checked processes ensure a high-quality finish that will last a lifetime.
The super matte sheen of the Bona finish creates an attractive, sleek oiled wood effect.
This surface finish was originally created for the hospitality industry; its flexibility resists cracks and chips and is ideal for high usage areas such as restaurants. The finish also contains an anti-slip agent and is longer lasting than harder and thicker polyurethanes.
The centuries old European craft of fuming and smoking exposes the wood to small amounts of ammonia in a controlled environment. The ammonia reacts with the natural tannins; the longer the wood is exposed, the darker it becomes.
Fuming describes the initial surface treatment which creates a rich colour range from warm chocolate to the elegance of almost-black. Smoking takes the process one step further by ingraining the colour deep into the wood itself.
Semi-fumed involves the process of exposing only the surface of the wood to ammonia in variable quantities to achieve a lighter result of amber hues than the process of smoking or fuming.
European Oak is the optimum choice for fuming and smoking because its high tannin content creates a palette of rich wood tones. As the intensity of the reaction depends on the tannin content in the wood, each board reacts slightly differently to create a result that marries blended floor colour with unique and distinctive variations.
Hand-scraped floors refers to the process employed by our artisans to create a ‘distressed’ antique look and feel. Using metal gouges, chisels and hand planes each plank is individually crafted to create a refined aged texture that is still smooth to the touch. This highlights the layered tones and textures and accentuates the depth and dimension of each plank.
Hand-scraped floors are created with love and craftsmanship which means that no two planks are identical. Together the planks create a flooring evocative of a bygone era adding individual character and charm to a room whilst maintaining under-foot comfort.
Polos describes our proprietary application technique of using colour neutraliser formulas on individual planks. In addition to enhancing the natural colour of wood, this technique creates a distinctive organic look that preserves the raw wood look.
Our proprietary reactive technologies encompass the art of creating and enhancing colour from within the wood itself. The wood is treated with metal salts, which react with the natural tannins and cellulose to replicate the oxidization and maturing process of naturally aged wood. The result is a unique, in-grained ‘aged’ timber render that cannot be duplicated with traditional staining methods.
Double reactive technologies take aged wood rendering to the next level. As with reactive technologies the wood is treated with metal salts to create a unique aged look, the process is then repeated to achieve a greater intensity of colour and further enhance the plank’s individual characteristics.
Staining is the traditional method of enhancing the surface colour of the wood to create depth and tone.
Giving a sophisticated modern look and feel, wire brushed hardwood floors are also known as ‘etched’ or ‘distressed’. The texture can be tailored to individual requirements and is achieved by brushing the wood with steel bristles. This opens the grain, removes the softer surface of the plank to reveal a sub-layer of hard wood. The resulting effect accentuates the contrast in colour and enhanced definition of each plank. This hardwearing flooring is ideal for areas with high traffic.
Neutrino describes our proprietary application technique of using colour neutraliser formulas on individual planks. In addition to enhancing the natural colour of wood, this technique creates a distinctive organic look that preserves the raw wood look for a longer time.
Western European Oak
Polos hand-crafted staining technique
Bevelled, Micro-Bevelled or square edge
Available in UV oil or UV urethane finish
14.2mm or 22mm
Tongue & Groove or 5G