Fuming or smoking is a wood finishing process which is used to make hardwood flooring darker and stress the grain pattern. Ammonia fumes react with the flooring to produce a wide range of deep, warm, brown tones. Its hue and darkness depend upon the amount of tannins within the natural fibers of the wood. The result is a unique look and variation that you will only find in real wood flooring, and never in a printed LVT vinyl floor. We love the smoked oak floor look so much we made three distinct colors to choose from: Hayden (a nice light tan), Teton (a perfect dark brown), and Tahoe—which sits right in between the other two.
At Allwood, we embrace the beauty and variation created by nature. Every plank is unique, which is one of the things we love about what we do. However, while every sample is created directly from production, and and every photo is color corrected as closely as we can, it is not possible to display all variations in color and character you may find in your floor. That’s why it important to approve the actual flooring before final installation, not just a small sample.
Putting People and Planet before Profit
Caring about people and the planet is not just words to us—in fact it drives all the decisions we make. To prove it we want to be completely transparent about every aspect of how our flooring materials are made: where they come from, how they are made, and what long-term impacts they have.
That’s why we’ve conducted a full Life Cycle Analysis(LCA), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), and Health Product Declaration (HPD) for the majority of our products, and will be doing so for all of our hardwood and bamboo floors. They are extensive studies, which include results for all materials, chemicals, processes and health impacts that go into making an Allwood floor ready to install into the home. The underlying LCA, EPD and HPDs were developed in compliance with ISO 14025:2006 and ISO 21930:2017 and have been verified under the UL Environment EPD program.
Together they reflect our desire to be a company that provides an exceptional product and service to our world.