Modern methods bring out
the beauty of the floor
Once the boards of a Kährs floor have been glued together, they are polished and knots and holes are filled. Then the boards are sanded. After that, the boards may be refined in a number of ways. There are various different techniques, such as smoking, distressing, bevelling, brushing and handscraping.
Brushing brings out the design
Some floors are brushed in order to bring out the design of the floor. Brushing accentuates annual rings, grain and the structure of the wood. Brushing gives a new floor a naturally distressed ‘vintage’ look.
Brushing brings out the annual rings, grain and structure of the wood. The result is beautiful vintage flooring from Kährs.Jakob Jakobsson, Operator at Kährs
“There are two main brushing methods: hard brushing and normal brushing. Hard brushing reaches deeper into the timber, resulting in a deeper wood structure. Kährs uses nylon and steel brushes, often in various combinations. Hard brushing takes more time than normal brushing,” explains Jakob Jakobsson, operator at Kährs.
Brushed floors have become more and more popular over the past few years. They’re often stained before being lacquered or oiled.
Define the edges with bevelling
Bevelling defines the appearance of the boards. Bevelling is most common on 1-strip designs, but there are exceptions. There are two types of bevelling: normal bevelling, which is around 2 mm in depth, and microbevelling, which is just 0.8 mm and extremely subtle. Bevels are generally made along the length of the board, but we offer also some floors that have bevelled edges on the short ends too.