photo from above of bed with pillows on a reclaimed oak floor with a pillowed oak treatment
photo from above of bed with pillows on a reclaimed oak floor with a pillowed oak treatment

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Natural wood flooring is both a traditional and modern feature of American homes and the right colors and treatment can really bring your spaces together. Old Village can create beautiful and unique finishes for your floors, from historic colonial era quarter sawn wide plank floors - to reclaimed old growth wood floors - to contemporary homes with exotic (or traditional) wood.

There are a number of treatments that can help your floor either stand out or be a neutral part of your design.



Reactive Stains

Fuming is a reactive stain process developed during the 19th century to give oak and some other high tannin woods an aged look by causing the tannins in wood to darken after exposure to ammonia. We can bring this same beautiful effect to your floors, walls or other surfaces in your home without the use of dangerous chemicals. This effect is seen on the floor above and on the wall panels below.

photo of oak panels with fumed oak treatment
The Old Village Design Studio used our non-toxic process to create a beautiful fumed effect for these beautiful oak panels
photo of oak panels with fumed oak treatment
The Old Village Design Studio used our non-toxic process to create a beautiful fumed effect for these beautiful oak panels

More about Fumed Oak

Pickling ~ Bleaching

Pickling or bleaching oak, or other light-colored woods, is a method of infusing the wood with an even lighter color – white or sometimes a very light grey – that gives the piece an almost ethereal glow. The effect is popular in many parts of the world: the American South, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe especially. These treatments can be used on floors, cabinets, exterior and even ceilings as shown below.

photo of pickled ceiling
Old Village created a light pickled effect for the ceiling in this great room in Fort Washington
photo of pickled ceiling
Old Village created a light pickled effect for the ceiling in this great room in Fort Washington

Cerused or Liming

The Old Village Design Studio uses modern, safe, non-toxic materials to bring a beautiful and unique Cerused Oak look to your floors, doors, cabinets, or stairs.



photo of cerused oak
Old Village created a beautiful cerused treatment for floors and stairs in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia
photo of cerused oak
Old Village created a beautiful cerused treatment for floors and stairs in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia

More about our Cerused and Liming treatments




See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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