New Line of Oil Finishes: Embracing Natural Beauty and Sustainability


Cochran’s Lumber is excited to announce our latest venture into the realm of natural aesthetics with our new line of oil finishes. As trends shift towards more organic and eco-friendly home design solutions, we’ve embraced the resurgence of oil finishes to meet the growing demand for a more natural and sustainable approach to hardwood flooring.

The Appeal of Oil Finishes

The beauty of oil finishes lies in their ability to enhance the wood’s natural character. Unlike polyurethane finishes that form a protective layer atop the wood, oil finishes penetrate deep into the wood’s fibers, enriching its natural texture and color. This process not only brings out the inherent beauty of the wood but also allows for a level of customization and versatility that is unmatched. With the ability to mix different oils, the possibilities for unique finishes are virtually endless.

The Ease of Maintenance

One of the standout features of oil-finished floors is the ease with which they can be maintained and repaired. Life happens, and with it comes the occasional scratch or wear on your beautiful floors. With oil finishes, a simple reapplication of oil to the affected area can make your floors look as good as new, without the need for sanding or professional intervention. This contrasts sharply with polyurethane finishes, where repairs can be more complex and sometimes require the replacement of entire boards.

Cochran’s Commitment to Eco-Friendliness

In line with our dedication to sustainability, our new oil collection is 100% VOC-free. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that can be harmful to both the environment and your health. By choosing our oil finishes, you’re not only opting for a natural and beautiful solution for your floors, but also contributing to a healthier planet. This commitment extends across our product lines, with even our polyurethane finishes containing minimal VOC levels, well below industry standards.

Why Choose Cochran’s New Oil Finishes?

Opting for Cochran’s oil finishes means choosing a product that aligns with both aesthetic and environmental values. Our new line of oil finishes is designed for those who appreciate the natural elegance of hardwood and are mindful of their environmental footprint. Whether you’re renovating your home or embarking on a new building project, our oil finishes offer a sustainable, beautiful, and easy-to-maintain solution.

For more insight into the differences between oil and urethane finishes and to discover which option best suits your needs, we invite you to read our detailed guide: Choosing Between Oil and Urethane Hardwood Finishes – A Cochran’s Guide.

Embrace the organic beauty and sustainability of Cochran’s new oil finishes, and let us help you bring the timeless elegance of nature into your home.

Visit our Berryville showroom (just 50 miles west of Washington D.C.) or call us at 1(877) 297-8331.

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