Oil Floor Finish – Hardwood Flooring

If something isn’t broken, then why fix it? Protecting wood with oils has been a practice for thousands of years across the world. If you have a hard wood floor, then an oil finish is arguably the best tried and tested option for you.

Hardwood floors are common in virtually all types of settings. Whether it be in your home, at the office, a school or anywhere else for that matter, we have a wealth of experience in protecting and restoring all types of wood flooring.

There are various options to go for when it comes to adding a layer of protection to your floor. Lacquers are a great solution for many, and something that we pride ourselves on. In this blog though, we’re here to tell you why we love oils!

To start us off, let’s have a look at just how good oiled floors can look

Getting started

Applying oil to your wooden flooring serves as more than just routine maintenance; it’s a crucial step to consider even when you’ve recently had a hardwood floor installed. Think of it as the initial layer of defence, and as it gradually shows signs of wear and tear, a straightforward re-oiling is all it takes to restore it to its former glory.

Our oil coatings are highly sustainable, much like caring for a wooden countertop. Periodically, we offer deep cleaning and re-oiling services for your floor, effectively safeguarding it against wear and the accumulation of dirt.

Furthermore, when we’ve applied the oil coating, we can also perform repairs to prolong its durability for many years. This not only ensures easy maintenance but also helps you avoid the expense of a full-scale resanding.

Maintaining your oiled floor

Oiling is very good for floors that have been sanded a few times already. Generally, if we’ve oiled your floor then often it won’t need another sand after. Looking after your floor will significantly lessen the chance of you needing a future re-sanding. To make sure you’re keeping on top of your wooden floor maintenance we’d suggest giving us a call for a professional recommendation. If we can save you unnecessary costs, then we absolutely will! In the meantime, take a look at this five step guide for caring for your oiled wood floor by clicking here.

Oil floor finish – Oiling in a home setting

If you have multiple rooms, but don’t have the space to get them all done at once, that’s not a problem.

In contrast to lacquers, we have the capability to seamlessly blend oils across various rooms. Our approach even allows us to work on one section of the floor at a time, eliminating the concern of “Where do I temporarily store my furniture?”

Choosing oils means you can return to using your floor more swiftly compared to alternative protective solutions. It typically requires just a single coat or two, enabling us to complete your floor faster. With a mere 3-hour drying time and a 24-hour curing period, this approach is generally more convenient for home environments compared to the 4-hour drying and 5-day curing time associated with lacquers. This ensures you can get back to enjoying your floor as soon as possible.

We provide both oil and lacquer finishes, and during any quotations, we offer comprehensive explanations of both coatings. Each option has its unique advantages, with careful consideration given to the type of floor and your lifestyle preferences from the outset.

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