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Malibu Dreams

Malibu Dreams

Built around four beautiful floor looks this style is set to inspire fans of laid back California. Read more about each look and click the how-to-guide for easy directions.

Read more in the Bona Floor Styling brochure
Malibu Amber

Malibu Amber

Ideal if you're looking for a classic warm wood tone in your floor, sealed with glossy lacquer. Finish: glossy.

Topcoating:
Mega Gloss
Complexity:
Moderate
Brushing:
Optional
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120.
Apply Bona Amber using a roller or other suitable applicator (approx. 8-10 m²/lit). 1-2 h
Make a light intermediate abrasion to reduce any grain raise using Bona Diamond Abrasives grit 120. Vacuum or dust wipe.
Apply another coat of Bona Amber. 1-2 h
Apply Bona Mega Gloss using a Bona Microfiber Roller 11 mm and let dry (approx. 8-10 m²/lit). 2-3 h
Apply a second coat of Bona Mega Gloss. 12-24 h

Special considerations

A total of 4 coats is recommended to achieve a mirror like effect.

Other information

Cleanliness is extra important when working with high gloss lacquers. A tip is to apply one coat of Mega Gloss with a stainless steel trowel prior to a final, roller applied, coat. This is an excellent clean up method.

Malibu Clay

Malibu Clay

An earthy look sealed with hard wax oil for style and protection. Finish: matt

Topcoating:
Hard Wax Oil Matt
Complexity:
Easy
Brushing:
Optional
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120. Vacuum carefully.
Waterpop the surface by applying a thin coat of water. A sponge or short-haired roller can be used for this. Restrain the amount of water yet make sure to wet all the wood. 12 h
Thoroughly stir the oil and apply it to the floor using a stainless-steel trowel, squeegee or white buffing pad (approx. 30 m²/lit). 15-30 min
After 15-30 minutes, buff the surface with a buffing machine equipped with a red pad. 15-30 min
Make another pass with more oil.
After another 15-30 minutes, remove surplus oil using cotton cloths. Allow to dry. 12 h
Vacuum surface and apply one coat of Bona Hard Wax Oil Matte using a Bona Microfiber Roller 5 mm (20-24 m²/lit). Allow to dry. 12-24 h

Other information

It is recommended to always waterpop prior to oil application to ensure color intensity and uniformity.

Malibu Natural

Malibu Natural

Natural oil and Bona Traffic Natural deliver a silky smooth feeling. Amazing to walk on and invisible to the eye. Finsih: natural matt.

Topcoating:
Traffic Neutral
Complexity:
Moderate
Brushing:
Optional
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120. Vacuum carefully.
Mix the oil with hardener and apply it to the floor using a stainless-steel trowel, squeegee or red buffing pad (approx. 30 m²/lit). 15-30 min
After 15-30 minutes, buff the surface with a buffing machine equipped with a red pad. Add more oil as required. 15-30 min
After another 15-30 minutes, remove surplus oil using cotton cloths. Let surface dry. 8-12 h
Apply Bona Traffic Natural using a Bona Microfiber Roller 11 mm and let dry (approx. 8-10 m²/lit). 2-3 h
Make a light intermediate abrasion to reduce any grain raise using Bona Diamond Abrasives grit 120. Vacuum or dust wipe.
Apply a second coat of Bona Traffic Natural. 12-24 h
An additional coat of lacquer may be needed in high a areas.

Other information

Bona Traffic Natural has a rougher surface than traditional lacquers. For highly trafficked commercial areas, consider replacing with Bona Traffic HD Extra Matt for a similar appearance with easier clean up.

Malibu Rock

Malibu Rock

Graphite and wood, beautifully mixed in a rustic, yet elegant, look. Finish: natural matt.

Topcoating:
Craft Oil Graphite
Complexity:
Easy
Brushing:
Optional
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120. Vacuum carefully.
Waterpop the surface by applying a thin coat of water. A sponge or short-haired roller can be used for this. Restrain the amount of water yet make sure to wet all the wood. 12 h
Thoroughly stir the oil and apply it to the floor using a squeegee or red buffing pad (approx. 20 m²/lit).
After 15-30 minutes, buff the surface with a buffing machine equipped with a red pad.
Make another pass with more oil.
After another 15-30 minutes, remove surplus oil using cotton cloths.
For a flawless finish, buff a final time using a Bona Woolpad. 12-24 h

Other information

It is recommended to always waterpop prior to oil application to ensure colour intensity and uniformity.

”Upcycling is the next big thing in the floor world. Bona Inspiration suits this trend perfectly.”

”Upcycling is the next big thing in the floor world. Bona Inspiration suits this trend perfectly.”

Cay Bond, trend expert and co-creator of the Bona Inspiration concept, is an authority on sustainable design.