Fuming simply deepens the natural colors and highlights the contrast of the wood planks without using stain to cover them. Our process creates a naturally richer, darker, clearer floor with a higher contrast of colors from board to board.
This is a natural accelerated aging process used to enhance the dark to light shades within every wood plank, batch & region. The deepening in color and variation is created by adding a natural oxidizing agent in a controlled environment to react with the naturally present tannins in the wood – Time, Temperature & Tannins (naturally present in the wood) mix to create one of a kind planks that we add to our Collections. While a very controlled environment and process, it is not 100% precise, every region, grove and tree produces individually unique high contrast color palette.