Unlike varnish or hard wax, oil doesn’t create a film on top of the wood. This means you wear directly on the wood. Protect the floor by filling the pores of the wood with oil.
MaintenanceThe surface dries out over time and as the floor is cleaned. Occasionally treating the floor with maintenance oil is an important part of caring for an oiled floor. As the floor ages the maintenance interval becomes less and less frequent.
Thin layersOil can be applied in many ways; the key is to apply it thinly. In this case we will use a stainless steel trowel, but you can also use a white rubber bladed spatula or an oil application sleeve. A buffing machine saves a lot of manual work and lets you buff the surface in a good way.
Tip: Achieve the best results by applying the oil in two thin coats letting the oil dry overnight between coats.
ToolsYou will need a buffing machine, a trowel, a beige pad, cotton cloths, latex gloves and shoe covers.
PreparationsCarefully vacuum the floor after sanding.
Here you can watch our step-by-step video for how to sand and oil a wood floor. Below you can also find more detailed and written information that will cover your needs.
Remember to place oily cloths and similar oily material in a bag with water or in another safe place. There is a risk of them catching fire.
Tip: You can put furniture back into the room at this point but wait at least one week before wet cleaning or laying carpets. Enjoy your renovated floor.