Madera utilizes the most innovative and high quality finishing techniques to achieve beautiful, durable, natural looking finishes. The majority of our finishing is done on a state of the art industrial UV finishing line but we also employ traditional “hand applied” finishing techniques to create a well curated collection of shades, colors and textures. Although Madera explores all options and colors our collections are carefully curated as to not overwhelm our clients. “Less is more” is our moto. See our care and maintenance section for how best to care for the different finishes.


FINISHES

UV POLY
Acrylic Aluminum Oxide polyurethane coating.
Non-formaldehyde
Low VOC
Durability: Ultra durable
Available in matte-high gloss sheen levels

UV OIL
Linseed based natural oil coating.
Includes hardeners and photo-initiators for durability.
Non-formaldehyde
Low VOC
Durability: High durability
Available in matte and satin sheen levels

HAND APPLIED OILS Traditional method of applying oils and finishes by hand not on a UV line.
Natural oils, hard wax oils, tongue oils and more
Non-formaldehyde
Low VOC
Durability—Moderate durability
Available in matte, satin and high gloss sheen levels

TREATMENTS

REACTIVE STAINS
Reactive stains change the color of certain species of wood through a natural reaction with tannins present in the grain. These colors often look more natural and less “painted on” than typical stains and dyes and offer a wider range of possibility.

SMOKE / FUME
Smoking is the process of introducing an ammonia gas to wood. The ammonia darkens the wood though a reaction with its natural tannins. Madera’s double smoke is a 100% saturated reaction so all parts of the wood’s color is altered, not just the surface. Finishes with a smoked base often produce considerable color variation. 


TEXTURES
Madera’s floors are often enhanced with physical distressing and texturing which is achieved through a combination of mechanical processes (wire brushing and band sawing) as well as hand distressing (edge scraping, hand planning). These textures include but are not limited to: hand scraping, edge scraping, wire brushing, contour sanding, scalloping, and hand planning.

Traditional Floor

Wire Brush

Contour

Band Sawn

Edge Scraping

Circle Sawn