Grey oak, as well as grey in principle, has been a leader in interior fashion for many years. Why? Where does the grey oak come from, and what difficulties are associated with its "prey"? What does a trendy grey oak hardwood flooring have in common with a battered fence? This is our story. And, of course, it is about the shades of grey, which in fact is, even more than stated in the title.
Of course, the original natural color of oak is not grey but oak can become grey when left outdoors and exposed to the element over a long period of timewooden . A striking example is fences and barn board. This kind of worn, weathered and battered look is in great demand today.
It is very difficult to achieve a real deep grey color by artificial means, while maintaining the feeling of natural wood texture. If you use dyes or dense tinting, which simply and quickly give a stable grey color, the open wood cells are painted over, the texture is lost and the wooden floor becomes like a laminate. Finex uses special techniques to obtain a rich grey color that can occur only through a natural reaction with the wood. By using these techniques, and the natural tannins contained in the wood, we pull and remove a yellowness from the wood, leaving only a grey color, which, among other things, is scratch resistant.
To obtain different shades of grey oak, our company uses different degrees of wood staining and combines this technique with the use of light tinting. In Finex you find different shades of grey oak - warm grey, cold grey, oak grey with a hint of grey, oak light grey, grey blue, grey mother of pearl, etc. If you do not find the desired shade of grey oak, our specialists will create the color according to our company’s technology so you can get the correct shade of the color you want under the order individually.