Choosing the right finish
A choice based on your personal taste and lifestyle
When choosing the finish for your Mont-Royal Hardwoods flooring please ask yourself the following questions
and read the following paragraphs to determine which of our finish gloss level and look is just right for you.
Will your new floor be in a high traffic area?
Do you have a dog that is active and big enough that his
nails may scratch and dent your new floor?
Do you have young active children around the house?
Are you willing and able to regularly clean your flooring?
Are you looking for lower maintenance flooring?
Semi-Gloss (50% gloss) Standard beauty
Semi-Gloss is our standard finish, and remains the most popular choice among consumers because its clarity and shine accentuates the beauty of wood making stain colours and grain appear to have a wetter look that visually pops. Regular timely maintenance is important to maintain its beauty with normal traffic in a busy everyday family setting. Ideally our Semi-Gloss will perform best in low to medium traffic areas.
Satin Finish (30% gloss) Silky smooth
For consumers who like some shine but value improved performance. Satin has more gloss than our Mat I Oil-Fx (Husky) finish but less than our Semi-Gloss. Satin has the same maintenance requirement as Semi-Gloss but will better camouflage dust, scratches, and indentations than a glossier finish. Satin is recommended for rooms with medium to high traffic and is an appealing compromise for those that want improved performance but more visual pop than is delivered by a matte finished floor.
Mat | Oil-FX (Husky) finish (matte 10% gloss) – Practical & beautiful
Our Mat finish is a technologically advanced alternative to the traditional oil finished floor that has that old-world natural charm. This is a high performance and practical finish for active families, pet owners, and consumers that like the natural look of an oiled floor but want to avoid the maintenance hassles associated with oil. Unlike natural or
synthetic oil our Mat finish is a polyurethane formulation that is as easy to maintain as all of our other finishes using the same spray cleaner and dust mop. Never is a homeowner required to apply oil or anything else. Beyond the beauty of its natural oiled look it has the advantage that its low reflection of light hides; dust, scratches, and indentations better than all other finishes.
Mat | Oil-FX (Husky) Textured finish (matte 10% gloss) – Unique durability
This finish is offered solely on selected Maple and Birch items. These floors have a light linear texturing added to each floorboard before they are stained and our Mat coating is applied. The result is a 3D effect which does not
follow the grain of the wood but rather produces a subtle linear effect because the applied stain is slightly darker in the textured areas. Adding texture to the other benefits of our Mat finish further increases the floor’s ability to
camouflage dust, scratches, and indentations. These floors are recommend for; light commercial applications, active families, large-pet owners, and all consumers that like this unique look.
Mat | Oil-FX (Husky) Brushed finish (matte 10% gloss) – Added beauty & benefits
This finish offers all of the features and benefits of our Mat finish plus a few added bonuses. Available for a small premium, and only on Oak, we add wire brushing giving the floor a three dimensional look and feel. Before the application of the stain and finish each floorboard is passed under a powerful wire brush which removes the softer springwood from the board leaving its grain lower than the remainder of the board. The resulting 3D aspect of this treatment allows these floors to better camouflage dust, scratches and indentations over all of our other offerings. We highly recommended our Mat Brushed finish for; light commercial applications, active families, large-pet owners, and consumers that simply find the look beautiful.