Creative / Custom Finishing Effects
We at Rhodes Hardwood ♥ custom finishing projects for hardwood floors!
Rhodes Hardwood is one of the most experienced companies in Minnesota with custom finishing techniques for hardwood floors. Through our many pre coloring & pre treatment processes the only limits to the look of wood floors is your imagination. We can do it all from fuming & smoking, dyes, black floors, white washed looks, wirebrushing, textured looks, contrasting colors & much more to both site finished and existing wood floors. Best of all, most of our custom finishing techniques are non-toxic.
Rhodes Hardwood – Custom fuming & creative effects for wood floors! Endless possibilities of colors, finishes, & textures!
Fuming creates a special graying effect on oak hardwood flooring. This special treatment creates a reaction with the tannic acids that are present in the wood. Traditional fuming was done by placing wood into a tent like structure and releasing ammonia vapors into the space. We have discovered a non-toxic way of fuming hardwood floors onsite. So we are able to do this to both new and existing wood floors. After fuming we are able to add other colors to the floors to make for many unique looks.
Rhodes Hardwood has a non toxic way of achieving a smoked look on hardwood floors. This look is achieved by a special liquid pretreatment that is sprayed onto the wood floor. This special treatment causes a reaction with the woods tanic acids. When woods are treated with our smoking process it creates a very unique aged look. As with our fuming, we can add colors to the woods after smoking them to create an endless possibility of colors and looks.
Through our many non toxic pre coloring treatments we are able to create very deep rich colors on wood floors. These pre treatments also allow us to also then post treat with a different color to create very unique contrasting and textured effects.
Wirebrushing is just as it sounds, brushing the surface of the floors with a wire brush. However, it’s a bit more complicated then that.. This light brushing removes some of the woods softer grains which creates a very appealing textured look. We are able to wirebrush on both new installation projects and refinishing jobs. We our the only company in the state that offers this service. When coupled with some of our other custom finishing techniques we can create very unique looks; such as getting the grains of the wood to be a different color then the rest of the floor and much more..