When beauty is a gift of nature, nothing needs to be added. At most, it can be highlighted.
This definitely also applies to wood, but with an added amendment. In order for the surface to preserve its beauty over time, wood needs to be protected from external elements and wear, especially when used for flooring.
Finishing treatments meet this need. What’s more, they can be used to highlight specific characteristics of the wood, such as its colour, its grain or its tactility.
That’s why one can choose to protect a hardwood floor with a highly-resistant, glazed or brushed, transparent varnish or, alternatively, opt for a natural oil treatment.
Which is best? Just like choosing a suit, there is no one right answer: It depends on the tastes, the needs and the expectations of who is going to wear it. Generally, it can be said that varnish treatments, thanks to the special formulations adopted exclusively by Listone Giordano, protect the hardwood surfaces with extraordinary efficacy and are therefore particularly suitable for whoever favours absolute ease of cleaning, minimal maintenance and maximum resistance over time.
Finishing treatments with essential oils, on the other hand, penetrate deep into the fibres and protect the planks according to the traditional methods. This type of treatment is ideal for whoever wants to highlight natural characteristics and texture of the wood even more. If one chooses this type of finish voluntarily accepts to take extra special care of their hardwood floor by dedicating a little more time and attention to detail.