Hardwood Floor Fuming in Gilbert, Peoria, Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ

Fuming a hardwood floor is a great way to add a unique touch to your hardwood flooring. The fuming process turns a natural looking hardwood floor to gray aged looking boards, and it keeps a natural, varying tone throughout the floor.

Fuming is typically performed by putting wood planks in an enclosed environment and exposing them to ammonia. Thanks to Rubio Monocoat Fumed, Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply can produce the same graying effect and best of all the process does not release toxic fumes or vapors.

How was fuming discovered?

It is said that fuming was an accidental discovery in England in a horse stable when someone noticed that the oak boards in the stable had darkened more on the beams above the horses compared to other parts of the stable. The darkening process was linked to the ammonia in the horse’s urine.
Beginning in the twentieth-century fuming became very popular with furniture makers in the arts and crafts movement. The technique was introduced into the United States by Gustav Stickley.1

Rubio Monocoat Fumed

Using the Rubio Monocoat fumed, Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply can create a greying effect for oak wood without causing harmful or irritating vapors. The product reacts in accordance to the amount of tannic acid that is present in the wood which allows for the creation of unique and personalized effects.
  • Provides a "graying" effect to the wood
  • Does not release toxic fumes or vapors
  • The wood is post-treated with Monocoat Oil 

What is tannic acid

Tannin is a naturally occurring polyphenol in wood as well as plants seeds and bark. A tannic acid is a specific form of tannin which again is a type of polyphenol. Each species of wood contains varying amounts of tannin.
From Residential to Commercial let the wood floor refinishing experts at Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply bring new life to your hardwood floors. We can evaluate existing wood flooring and make recommendations on hardwood floor refinishing and wood floor repairs.
If you have questions about whether your floors can be fumed or you would like to learn more about the process, visit us at one of our 3 Valley locations or call us at (623) 742-9663 (WOOD) to speak with one of our team members.
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