Oiling Wood Floors FAQ

asdasdasdasdasdasdWhat kinds of oil could you use for timber flooring?

Bona hard wax oil: Among the most well-known waxes available, bona is simple to use and dries fast. It is effective at combatting wear and tear you would normally find in pristine floors, which makes it a fantastic alternative for high quantities of foot traffic from your property.

WOCA hard wax oil: This specific oil is more expensive, but provides a more effective outcome. WOCA oil is much more commonly used by specialists, who possess the machines that are necessary to use the oil properly.

Blanchon maintenance oil: Blanchon is very good at reviving wood flooring. Its matt finish ends in a professional-looking result if you are doing so all on your own. Blanchon oil is known for rapid drying if time is of the character.

GRANWAX hard wax oil: This oil is completely clear, providing a great kind of protection, without changing the overall look of your wood. GRANWAX is a great alternative for preventing any signs of everyday wear and tear from showing on your own floors.

Will oil change the color of your floor?

This depends on the oil you select. Some change the overall color or tint of the floors, on the other hand, some simply put in a protective coating to its surface. If you’re looking for an oil that provides a different tint, our ranges of tinted Osmo Oils offer a wide assortment of alternatives.

Should you oil wood flooring immediately?

We recommend that you oil wooden flooring as soon as possible after placing it. This is due to the fact that the flooring may be slightly dried out during the storage period. Re-oiling acts as a little up to the existing petroleum coating. This helps to bring some extra shade and tone, in addition to added protection.

Do all flooring need oiling?

Not all floors need oiling, however, there are a couple of specific variables to look at based on what flooring you’ve got.

If your hardwood floors comes oiled, as previously mentioned, we advise that you re-oil your floors with a transparent finish. This re-hydrates the wood.

Lacquered hardwood floors will need to be sanded down to the bare plank so for it to be oiled. This is because of the lacquer behaving as an already existing protective coating. The oil won’t absorb into the wood when a lacquer finish is already present.

Engineered wood flooring includes a solid wood veneer as the surface of the plank. This usually means that you can apply oil to the planks of engineered timber, however ensure that the flooring does not have a lacquered finish already implemented. Otherwise, you will have to sand down the veneer prior to applying the oil.

Laminate, LVT, Vinyl, and EvoCore flooring cannot be oiled, as they have no wood surface to the oil to consume into.

How do you maintain oiled hardwood flooring?

This kit is efficient and successful at both reviving and maintaining the appearance of your hardwood flooring. Included in this kit is our Reviving Wax, which offers optimum protection for your wood flooring.

To Conclude

All in all, the benefits of oiling wood flooring are very important to understand. In addition to preparing your floors for a new coat, using the processes will guarantee the very best outcome. Provided that you keep on top of your floors maintenance, your wood flooring will look far better and last a whole lot longer. It is a no-brainer!


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