Fumed Solid Wood Flooring

Fuming is an alternative to staining which we offer on all of our grades of European oak flooring. The process is also widely known as "smoking" although this term is in fact incorrect as the wood is exposed to ammonia fumes and not to smoke. Fuming wood floors has an advantage over staining in that the fuming process does not obscure the grain, it just darkens it. Each floorboard will react differently to the fuming process, thus replicating the natural range of colour tones of an unfumed wood floor. Every fumed floor we make will contain a spread of colour tones ranging from medium to dark oak shades.

Fuming is not an exact science, every board and every batch of timber will react differently to the fuming process depending on the tannins (acids) present in the wood. Therefore every fumed solid oak floor will be completely unique and the wood will not have a uniform colour. Photographs on the website and samples are provided for guidance only - we cannot guarantee an exact colour match. If you prefer a wood floor with a uniform dark tone, or have a specific shade in mind we always recommend the use of a stain rather than fuming.

If you would like information about how to lay our real wood floors, or how to care for and maintain your wood floor, please download our Wood Floor Fitting and Maintenance Guide.

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