How the Antique wood is made

Antique wood treatment which is a significant subject to the wood, depending on what kind of effect you want to achieve. Generally, antiqued wood takes place in several stages – first, the wood is subjected to mechanical damage, such as brushing, bark beetles, planing and chamfering the edges.

old-pine-florboards-where-to-buy-antique-floorsBrushing the wood by choosing soft grains only and keeping the hard ones, so we can enjoy the natural structure of wood, and more – to feel its touch. During active woodworm infestation, an impression in a surface is made by gouging woodworm holes for the purpose of breaking the fibers and opening of the pores of the wood.

In consequence the imperfection of manual processing wooden boards is visible. Very often the chamfering the edges is made, that is, their shear strength at a depth of about 2 mm, which reveals the connection of adjacent boards and emphasizes the thickness of the elements of the floor. Wood can also be planed, grooved, ground, knock or shake, or hand-scraped, but it is done on some boards and not at all in the same way and as a result the floor looks more natural.


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The next stage of aging is the chemical staining. The wood tannin enables the reaction with vapour including ammonia and calcium compounds. As a result of long-term effect of these substances the wood becomes a noble gray color, and if the process is shortened, it will have a red tint. Depending on the substances used, the wood can also be stained with black, yellow and even green colour. Color usually stabilizes after three to six months.