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.

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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.