Solid Or Engineered Wood Flooring With A Natural Finish

easy chair on pale wood flooring in room with brick wall and side table

People are attracted to wood because of it’s organic beauty. Currently there is a huge demand for solid or engineered wood flooring with a natural finish.   In previous years overtime finishes tended to change the colour of the wood.  Today however, with the introduction of new improved flooring finishes you can enjoy the benefits of applying a protection to the floor whilst allowing it to retain a natural look.

Only certain suitable wood finishes meet the needs to allow the wood to retain its natural beauty and durability. We recommend Osmo Polyx®-Oil Raw or Invisible Skylt.    The Osmo product uses a small amount of white pigment in the oil which neutralises the permanent ‘wet-look’ which develops after the application of a clear finish. It not only protects the floor but also enhances the fine structure and grain of the boards.


  • Suitable for all interior use
  • Wood grain remains visible with transparent tones.
  • Very durable and hardwearing
  • Water and dirt resistant
  • Resistant to common liquid spillages such as water, juice, tea and wine
  • Saliva-resistant and sweat proof, suitable for children’s toys
  • Microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake
  • No sanding necessary for spot repairs or future applications

At Sutton Timber all our flooring is bespoke and is supplied either finished or unfinished.  Our engineered flooring is generally supplied with one coat of invisible oil on top.  The invisible oil allows some protection of the boards whilst in transit and also when the flooring is laid.  If however, accidental marks do appear when laying the area can be easily sanded and the invisible oil re-applied.

Invisible oil also allows for a final finishing oil of your choosing to be applied once the whole floor is down.  It offers all the protection and nourishment that it needs whilst it is installed.   What you end up with is wood flooring with a natural finish without even noticing it.  

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Ben Sutton has established himself as independent hardwood timber merchant and supplier with a solid reputation built up over the last 20 years. He is committed to providing a bespoke and professional service to his clients at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality product. Follow Ben on LinkedIn.