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The basic alternatives go from Lacquer, Natural Oil to UV oil. Lacquer is the most durable of all finishes and with that also requires the smallest amount of upkeep although scratches can still appear . Natural Oil is a bit . less tough but has the easy option that repairs can be made promptly which can fill in most scratches. UV Oil is a bit in between both. Lacquer, even matt once, do leave a clear sign that the wood floor has received a finish. The oils are far better in concealing their presence as they get soaked up by the wood making it the favoured option if you want it to look like it is not treated.
When selecting the finish for your floor the first thing you would have to figure out is how shining do you want it to be after that you need to know just how much misuse your floor is going to get and then you need to pick how often you are prepared to maintain the finish.
As with any wooden product you want to make sure it is sourced sustainable and responsible so taking a look at the label and checking what the label actually means is a good routine to get into, not just for flooring. This counts specifically when it comes to hardwood as still large bits of hardwood are still unlabelled because they are not grown responsible or even worse they just have some label stuck on it without any meaning.
Colour and structure of the wood is not the only thing that determines the look of your floor. Patterns have a great impact on looks and can integrate the shape of the room. The 3 key patterns are: narrow strips, wide planks, and parquet squares. Narrow strips are the most common one to find in wood flooring and as some patterns such as a specific parquet square do not come in all wood type probably this should have been the starting point of your selection.