Hardwood Floor Finishes: Natural Oils

The Natural Collection by European Touch Hardwood features Vancouver's largest selection of solid and engineered hardwood flooring with board surfaces treated with natural oils instead of the classic urethane finishes.

Oil-treated hardwood floors have been preferred by European consumers for decades, and are growing in popularity among North American hardwood flooring purchasers interested in healthy living and using natural surfaces which are easy to repair and maintain.

Why Buy A Hardwood Floor Finished with Natural Oils?

Healthy Living Environment in Your Home

Wood is a natural product. It lives. It absorbs heat and moisture and releases them when its surroundings become cooler or dryer. In this way a wood floor contributes to a balanced room climate and feels warm underfoot. The oil penetrates deep into the wood cellular structure, and protects the wood from moisture and stains; unlike urethane finishes, though, it doesn'’t block the wood's pores, which enable the hardwood floor to work its magic in the room climate control and provide better absorption of sound.

Non-Toxic and Sustainable

Natural oil finishes are made from natural and renewable resources, such as vegetable oils and waxes. Although they contain high concentrations of solid particles, which penetrate deep inside the wood as well as form a strong protective surface, in contrast to urethane finishes they are free of solvents, isocyanates, and other harmful chemical additives.

Wood Floors That Feel and Look Like Wood

The finish on the hardwood floor must be strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear, yet sufficiently thin and transparent so you can see and experience the wood “feel”. Oil treatment provides the most natural surface to the hardwood flooring and strong protection that doesn't feel plastic and artificial. An oil-finished hardwood, like any natural product which does not hide its character or imperfections, will age gracefully, and continue to look timeless, elegant, and classic regardless of future changes in interior design styles.

Easy to Maintain and Repair

The silky surface of oiled hardwood floors minimizes the appearance of scratches. Scratches that are visible—and we all know that scratches happen—can be removed with a local oil touch up. Cleaning products available for our Natural Collection replenish the oil finish and renovate the floors as part of the regular floor cleaning. With proper maintenance, an oiled floor will last a lifetime and always maintain its genuine natural beauty without the need for sanding.

If you don't wont to worry about having to live carefully on your floor, but instead prefer to live comfortably with your hardwood floor, choose ETH's Natural Collection hardwood flooring finished with natural oils!

What our clients say
  • Dependable, reliable, professional and precise. I have worked with European Touch Hardwood for 15 years and these qualities are still in place today. whether they are installing a factory finished or an on-site finished hardwood flooring. Great people! Great floors!
    Glen Leitch G. Leitch Contracting, Coquitlam
  • VCG Builders has been using European Touch Hardwood Inc. for over 15 years. Their pricing is always competitive, their scheduling reliable, and their quality and commitment are superb.
    Gream Webb VCG Builders, Vancouver
  • I purchased flooring from ETH in September 2009 and again in November 2010. I appreciate the excellent advice, first class service, and the professional installation quality you provided. Thank you,
    Ian MacKinnon North Vancouver
  • European Touch did two flooring jobs for me in the past two years. On both occasions, they showed up on time, coordinated the different aspects of work, and were respectful of our house and privacy as we lived through both renovations. Renovating is always disruptive but the team at European Touch Hardwood made it much easier. The floors are great!
    Bruce Blasberg North Vancouver
  • We first retained the services of European Touch six years ago after having interviewed several hardwood flooring companies, and have since used them exclusively for our last three home renovations. We have found them to be exceptionally knowledgeable about their products. They provided competitive and accurate estimates, and offered full attention to detail and quality workmanship. The installations were completed by their own installers, on-time and with an excellent follow-up service. We would not hesitate to recommend the services of European Touch Hardwood.
    Michael van Blokland Yaletown-Vancouver
  • In 2008, I employed European Touch Hardwood Inc. to special order and install African Wenge flooring in my newly purchased condo. The high standard of the product and its subsequent expert installation exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend European Hardwoods for their outstanding service, excellent standards, and attention to detail
    Margaret Horsman Vancouver
  • Why has ETH been my company of choice for various projects over the past ten years? Value for money. Extensive product knowledge. Exquisite installations. Quintessential professional service and work flow. Shopping for the floor in their stylish showroom is also a pleasure.
    Stan Baran Maple Ridge
  • European Touch supplied and installed a wide plank oak floor in our house. It was an outstanding and meticulous installation. The floor is a stand out feature in our contemporary renovated kitchen.
    Nick & Michelle Biggar Principal mcfarlane/green/biggar ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN, North Vancouver
  • A brief note of commendation to the Managers of ETH: we were well served by your Office Manager over 3 separate purchases covering the past 18 months. Your Estimator was gracious, competent and pleasure to work with. Finally, our staircase installer was magnificent! His pride in his work is commendable. The staircase he covered and finished is a feature in our home. Nice to do business with you!
    David Langmuir Vancouver
  • I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my old oak floor. Also, it was great to come home and find everything clean. I was expecting a lot of dust but this was not the case. The movers did a terrific job and they were kind enough to put padding on the dining room chairs and some other furniture; I should have done it myself. Thank you to you and the people who did my floors and moved my furniture.
    Karen Gibbons Surrey
  • We've engaged European Touch Hardwood Inc. on several properties going back 20 years, and every time the experience was fabulous. No surprises, no hassles. When they commit, they deliver. The quality of the flooring is only exceeded by their service. We wouldn't trust our floors to anyone else. You can pay more, just not get more!
    Steve Medicoff Calgary
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