When deciding surface finish, you want for your floor, one must consider the amount of traffic the room receives. Swiss Hardwoods-Stone, European Oak-Single strip with its matt finish oiled surface is a clever choice for high-traffic areas, such as a kitchen or main entrance, not just because of its durability but also because you could use a low-lustre finish to disguise dirt and footprints. For any scratches that appear, unlike lacquered floors, with an oiled floor there's no need to sand and refinish the entire floor. A "spot repair" at the point where the scratch is and a small amount of oil is applied to the affected area. Very quick and easy to repair.