A controlled chemical reaction that, once applied professionally, reacts with the surface timber tannins that enables dark timber flooring to visibly brighten. Works great with naturally dark timber floor to achieve a tone that is impossible with ordinary methods.
Bleaching might seem similar to liming as per photos on our website. As both methods creates a lighter interior. However, as opposed to a physical colour application, bleaching is a chemical reaction which removes darker tannins that are present in the timber.
As it is a chemical reaction the process of application and final results does depends on special methods of application- something we at Iconic Timber Floor Sanding has near 10 years in experience.
- Able to maintain clear grain patterns in the timber.
- Able to remove a large percentage of dark tannins- as opposed to trying to cover it up with lime.
- A combination of bleaching, stain, lime has a higher chance of colour matching timber to another piece of timber of choice.
- Other bleach chemicals produce harmful gas. However, we use a specially formulated bleaching system that only release oxygen and no harmful VOC’s.
On Site Bleach Samples
Each interior is different- Literally. Not only the difference in timber (Species, age, condition) but also the room space, orientation, opening location can change how the interior can look.
Thus- at Iconic Timber Floor Sanding, we take extra care to bleach on site. To show what the real outcome can look like.
With bleach, a timbers tannin can be removed and set back to a near white colour. With a combination of lime and stain- a specific colour which matches another timber can potentially be achieved.
Please note that we cannot get 100% perfect colour match, however we have had a very high satisfaction success rate with our bleaching method.