The 5 most common ways of wood processing

11 September 2018

Wood processing

There are many different kinds of wood processing available when you choose your wood for your project. Each texture has a different character and contrast that can add a special feeling and look to your project. Here are the 5 most common ways of wood processing.


Brushed and sawcut

This wood processing consists of a double texturing. The first is the brushing, it gives the floor a subtle texture so that you can feel the grain of the wood. The second texturing technique is saw-marking, to create this effect a band saw makes marks onto the planks. These two effects together create a marvelous contrast and great effect.


Wire-brushed floors offer a subtle, tangible texture to a floor while maintaining a smooth appearance. This character comes out even more beautiful with our Rubio Monocoat oil. 



ith scraped oak, the wood is planed mechanically. It creates intentional imperfections to hide everyday usage irregularities. The result is a classic, time-worn look of the floor. These floors can give a room a classic look with a warm atmosphere. It creates random intentional imperfections to hide everyday usage irregularities.



Sanding delivers a smooth, beautiful, new-looking appearance. Newly laid floors are sanded to make them 100% level and old floors are sanded to get rid of old, tatty wood finishes and level out worn areas. 


Saw-marked floors have a rustic look and feel. The saw marks , that are made on the oak top layer of the floor, brings balance to the wood. They lead the attention away from the grain and emphasize the shape and the aesthetic lines of the wood itself.

In our new King of Colours tool you can try out our oil finishes on different kinds of woodprocessing! Discover for yourself what effect these have on the chosen colour.


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