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    Default Gloss or Matte finish for Jarrah & Tassie Oak Flooring?

    We've just put gorgeous Jarrah floorboards down our hallway. Normally I don't like gloss finishes but I think with the darker wood, and it being a hallway, gloss may reflect more light and look a bit brighter.

    I've been warned off Jarrah for the dust it shows but love it so much, I don't care! I have also been told gloss will show the dust more than matte.

    Any opinions?

    We have also put Tassie Oak floorboards (recycled) in our downstairs area (dining/lounge) and I'm not sure what is best for that either.

    Would love to hear what you've used.

    Thanks!

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    Satin? Scratches will stand out more in gloss as will dust.
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    Gloss looks good on Jarrah.

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    I think it's a matter of preference which varies from person to person & country to country. Some of my overseas friends feel that glossy looks cheap while over here, gloss is more highly regarded. I personally find a very matt finish gives a more refined classy look but I believe I'm in the minority.

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    Thanks guys. I think Satin is a good suggestion - an in-between/compromise I guess between the 2.

    Appreciate your replies!

    Now it's time to go home and clean the nasty film of dust that is covering EVERYTHING in the house!

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    Dusty - just noticed your link to jarrah with gloss and now I am so torn - it does look fantastic!!

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