Oiling your Wood Flooring
Finishing your wood flooring has never been easier with Osmo's range of superb Polyx Oils. Known throughout the trade as "Hardwax" Oil, this mixture of natural oils and waxes soaks into the timber, forming a protective and hardwearing surface.
Hardwax Oil is easy to apply, it is microporous and does not crack, flake, peel or blister. Following a few simple steps will ensure a beautiful, hardwearing finish to your wood floor.
Prior to finishing the floor, any knots, splits and fixing holes can be filled if desired.
Surplus filler and any marks should be sanded down with a 120 - 150 grit sand paper. The floor should then be cleaned of all dust and dirt. A final wipe with a lint-free cloth, very lightly dampened with white spirit, should remove all traces of dust.
Applying Hardwax Oil
Prior to application, the Hardwax Oil should be mixed thoroughly and then a small puddle poured in the far corner of the room. Brush the oil thinly and evenly along the grain of the wood, ensuring that there is no surplus residue. You can use either a good quality flooring brush or a microfibre roller for this process. Once fully coated leave the floor for approximately 8-10 hours (or overnight) until fully dry, then re-coat in the same manner.
After two coats the floor should be fully finished. A third coat can be applied in the same manner, if more sheen is required, but we do not recommended that you apply more than three coats. It will take a around 7-10 days for the Hardwax Oil to fully harden and cure. During this time treat your wood floor carefully, remove shoes and keep traffic to a minimum if possible. If you wish to replace your furniture, lift and place, rather than dragging across the floor's surface. Always place protective felt pads under furniture legs to protect the surface of the floor.
For further advice on fitting and finishing your wood flooring call us on 01535 637755 or follow the link to download our free Hardwood Floor Fitting and Maintenance Guide.