In addition to offering oil and waterbased finishes and stains, we also offer custom bespoke wood floors. We have the experience and innovation to create an almost endless variety of options to meet nearly any architectural specification. Let us be your trusted partner in creating a floor that will fit seamlessly with your design. With the right collaboration we can assist you in achieving design excellence.
Innovation is a core value for our company and we are continuously exploring new finishing techniques as well as studying the processes of old wood workers and finding ways to take these techniques and apply them to an entire wood floor. Our obsession with pushing the norm with wood floor finishing techniques allows us to push the physical limits of design.
We have worked with countless architects, designers, builders, contractors, commercial clients and homeowners to help them realize their vision. With our finishing expertise and your vision the possibilities for custom floors are endless.
Our custom finishing techniques include; custom staining, pretreatments that produce different looks through tannic acid reactions including; fuming, smoking, whitewashed looks, black and gray floors, and much more...
Rubio Monocoat colors allow us to both color and seal wood floors in one convenient application. Monocoat contains no harmful VOC’s and is completely non toxic. Rubio’s colors can also be mixed, and when coupled with our pretreatments & precolors the options for colors is endless.
Monocoat adheres with the first microns of wood by molecular bonding… because of molecular bonding, no surface film can form, and no variable saturation can occur. Not only is a second coat not required, the finished wood will not accept a second coat.
Fuming is an application to wood floors that creates a special graying effect through a tannic acid reaction. We are able to do this to both new and existing flooring. This gray color that this process creates makes for a great color for the floors, or it can act as an undertone for other stains or hardwaxes to be applied on top of it which can create a textured look with certain colors, or can create an amazing depth of color with other colors. We’re able to fume even low tannin woods via a special tannin treatment done prior to fuming. We are also able to adjust the extent of the fume so we can make the wood take on a subtle gray, or a very deep almost charcoal colored grey.
Smoking is another tannic acid reaction. Smoked floors take on an aged sort of patina. We are able to finish floors that have been smoked with either a clean polyurethane or hardwax, with a stain (for a color with a lot of depth), or with a colored hardwax for a textured look. As with our fume, we are also able to adjust the extent of the smoke effect from a mild very light tan/brown lightly aged look, to a deeper/darker brown aged look.
Pre color Treatments
Rubio Monocoats Precolor product is a waterbased coloring product similar to a deeply pigmented stain or dye. When combined with our many pretreatments and wide range of hardwax oil colors these colors can serve lots of different purposes. They can serve as the main color for a floor, they can have colored hardwaxes applied over them for contrasting color or ceruse look, the white shades can be used to drown out pink tones in red oak prior to using a white finish and much much more. When combined with all of our other custom finishing techniques, the options for colors and looks is literally endless.