With Swiss Hardwoods-Castle Brown-European Oak floor you could let your personality shine. This versatile floor looks great in any set up and you could embrace some fun prints and shades in your decor. The brushed wood grain with its well-defined knots and variations definitely adds more character to your space. This engineered floor has oiled surface. At Swiss Hardwoods we use Rubio Monocoat® Fire Retardant Oil as our surface coating. Plant based with no chemicals and is 100% VOC free, safe to use and great for the environment. 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.