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All our oiled wood flooring is laminated with a fiberglass backing that allows for added durability and scratch resistance without sacrificing style. Plus, our wonderful exotic hardwoods have been treated with a natural finish that offers a resilient, modern appearance.
With so many ways to maintain and preserve that beautiful wood surface, it is an ideal choice for any level of home furnishing.
Oiled wood is not much different from other wood floors, but the oil creates a protective barrier over the grain to protect it from chipping, staining or warping. This oiling adds an extra layer of protection to the floor and can help to preserve the wood’s natural finish.
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What is An Oiled Wood Floor?
Oiled wood floors are hand-finished floors that have been specially prepared with a high-grade natural oil. The result of this process is a floor with a beautiful, smooth finish that is highly resistant to wear and stains. Oiled Wood Flooring is more than just a cleaning and protective finish; it’s a beautiful decorative element in your home.
Like a well-oiled machine, an oiled wood floor glides smoothly underfoot with a warm, natural patina. We apply the rich, nourishing oils at time of installation to ensure that your floor will resist stains and scuffs, stay smooth to the touch and, most of all, stay beautiful for years to come.
Which Types of Finishing Are Oil Finishes?
The oiled wood floor brings a classic look to any room, and is resistant to scratches, scuffs and spills. Unlike many other finishes that are installed over the surface of the wood, oil finishes are applied directly over the wood’s surface. The oil provides a protective barrier for the stain below the finish.
The finish consists of several coats of stain and an oil finish base coat, then buffed to a warm sheen. Keep in mind there are different types of oils available for your wood oil-finish floor.
At first glance, it can be hard to tell the difference between a polyurethane or varnish finish and oil-based finish. However, there are key similarities and differences in the application of each. “Traditional” oil finishes—those in which a coat of pure varnish or tung oil is applied over a wood floor—are still popular options on the market today.
Below are example of oil based finishes;
There are several kinds of wood finishes, but Linseed oil finishes are one of the most common. These types of wood finishes are created through a process where linseed oil and natural waxes are combined to create a finish that is water resistant yet breathable.
It is important to know when a piece of furniture or wooden item has received a wood finish like this as it is very easy to damage the surface of the wood with harsh cleaners and lots of exposure to moisture. In order for oils and waxes from this type of finish to be absorbed into the wooden item it must first be given time to dry completely.
Tung oil is a natural product that is made from the nut of the Tung tree, which is indigenous to China. This oil creates a tough finish when applied to wood and can be used on both exteriors or interiors of wood. It will not soak in, but dries into a thin finish that can withstand changes in temperature.
Shellac is a clear, natural resin made from the secretions of the Coccus lacca scale insect. It is a glossy, hard, protective finish that dries quickly with no unpleasant odors. It’s easy to apply and very durable. Shellac is a super multipurpose finish and can be used on just about any wood surface as varnish, stain or even paint.
Teak oil is one of the most popular wood finishes used in modern woodworking and deck building. This type of finish is created through the use of teak oil, which is a special component necessary for creating a durable barrier against bacteria and other harmful elements that can damage and age wood over time.
The benefit of using teak oil lies primarily with the fact that it can create a hard and durable shield coating on the surface of wood, which serves as a great foundation for preserving the longevity of wooden surfaces.
Teak oil will darken the wood, probably to an extent that you might want to do some brushing once more and then seal it with a clear polyurethane or a similar wax finish.
Danish oil is a type of finishing oil that’s used to coat wood. Provided that the oil is used in small amounts and thin coats, it will enhance the wood grain rather than hide it and make the surface more like an antique piece. The characteristic colour of a Danish oil finish depends on the species of wood being used.
Durable, hard-wax finishes are perfect if you want to create a beautiful, high-gloss finish. Unlike acrylic lacquers, hardwax finishes won’t peel or flake off – creating a lustrous and smooth look that’s incredibly durable.
Oil-based polyurethane lacquers
Oil-based polyurethane is the only wood finish that dries to a hard, durable coating. Other common wood finishes, such as varnish, are typically applied as an oil-modified alkyd or all-alkyd polymer mix. Whether you’re doing interior or exterior projects, where moisture resistance and durability are desired, an oil-based polyurethane lacquer will give you the results you want.
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Why Choose An Oiled Wood Floor?
Oiled wood flooring can bring a truly unique look to your home.
Depending on the natural characteristics of each piece, you will find that the flooring varies in its colour and texture, creating a one-of-a-kind look. With no two pieces being alike, it becomes hard to duplicate your flooring into the future. And when installed correctly, you will find that a well-maintained oiled wood floor will last for many years.
Below are some reasons why oiled wood flooring is a great choice for your home;
Your floor is thirsty
Wood floors are stunning in their natural beauty and warmth. They can add instant elegance and fill a room with life, even on the coldest of days. They also require extra care to ensure they stay beautiful for many years to come. With regular oiling, your wood floor will always be ready to welcome guests.
Are you a pet owner?
Pets can be a wonderful addition to the home, but they can also wreak havoc on floors. With an Oiled floor you don’t need to worry about the spray from pets as much because these floors have more resistance to water than our other products.
Let your pets play, and enjoy more time on the house knowing that your floors will still look great!
Bringing out details in design
Oiled wood floors are distinguished by an exceptional and authentic character, due to their natural visual charm. It still remains one of the most popular ways to make a room visually more interesting, and brings out all the details in each piece of wood. While interior design trends may come and go, the popularity of an oiled wood flooring is always on the rise.
Authentic hardwood floors are beautiful but need to be cared for and protected just like any natural material. Oiled wood floors are specially treated to recreate the natural grain of exquisite hardwood, giving you the look of the real thing without the maintenance.
Wood Floors Direct oiled wood floors are an innovative and effective way to protect your flooring investments. Hardwood floors stay beautiful for years with no special care or maintenance.
Prevent your floor from drying out and cracking
When you choose an oiled floor, you can prevent your floor from drying out and cracking. And with regular care and refinishing every 3 to 5 years, an oiled hardwood floor will look just as good as the day it was installed.
Choose an oiled wood floor for extra durability. Oiled timber floors are able to withstand the effects of living in a house or building – from temperature and humidity fluctuations, to children and pets, and even accidental bumps and scrapes.
It has the ability to get rid of static electricity
Another benefit of Oiled floors is that it has the ability to work against static electricity in a home. This can be caused by many things today from computer monitors to dishwashers. Static electricity will cause the floor to look dirty very quickly. Having an Oiled floor in your home will help with the dust and dirt buildup due to static electricity.
The ability to get rid of static electricity makes it one of the most environmentally friendly type of flooring. The latest oiling technologies helps ensure that a floor is well-protected and boasts great UV resistance properties.
Easy to repair
A beautiful, crafted wood floor that’s been oiled is easier to repair than a floor finished with a clear coat urethane. When you scratch the gloss or clear coat finish, you remove the finish and often the wood below it.
In an oiled floor, scratches and gouges are buffed out of the wood—not the finish. And unlike stripper-finished floors or those finished with a polyurethane with a slick, plastic film finish, there’s no way for spills to become trapped under the finish as they can in polyurethane floors.
Oiled wood is a natural finished floor, and it’s a great choice for anyone who isn’t looking to increase VOC levels in their home. Oiled wood floors are often made from oak, walnut, cherry, teak and other hardwoods, and they can be sanded down and refinished as often as necessary without harming the environment. The protective finish also keeps the floor from warping during the dry winter months in colder climates.
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How Do You Maintain Oiled Wood Floors?
Maintain your oiled wood floors with care and they’ll have a decades-long lifespan. Oiled hardwood floors are beautiful, classic and chic, and when treated properly they’re also resilient, easy to maintain, stain resistant and easier to clean than conventional wood floors. Here are some tips for maintaining your oiled wood floor.
Dry-cleaning involves brushing or vacuuming dirt off of the floor, then using a machine that blows air and a detergent solution through a nozzle attached to a hose. The nozzle pokes at the floorboards, loosening dirt. Next, the machine sucks up the dirty water.
Dry cleaning has been one of the most effective methods of cleaning floors for centuries, and it’s still the method recommended by many modern flooring specialists. It is vital to use quality cleaning equipment and techniques when dry cleaning floors so that discolouration does not occur.
Damp Cleaning is also one of the recommended cleaning methods for oiled wood flooring. The most common method of Damp Cleaning is by using a specific, microfiber mop that holds clean water in its reservoir. Each pass with this mop allows for a deeper cleaning than you would receive with only standard mopping.
Other methods of Damp Cleaning include using a deep-cleaning vacuum or steam cleaner, both of which work to suck up and remove dirt and crud from the pores of the wood floor.
Refreshing the finish
Refreshing the finish is a common maintenance task that most homeowners are familiar with. A new coat of finish provides an effective remedy for wear and tear on exterior wood surfaces that experience heavy foot traffic. For many homeowners, there is nothing as satisfying as creating a new finish from scratch.
Ready to Get An Oiled Wood Floor For Your Home?
If you’re interested in getting an oiled wood floor installed in your residence, Wood Floors Direct is a national supplier of quality oiled wood floors throughout the UK.
Wood Floors Direct oiled wood flooring provides natural beauty and elegance to any room no matter the style. With over 65 different species of wood to choose from in a wide range of colours, each unique floor will have its own personality and character. All Wood Floors Direct hardwood floors are precision milled and finished by artisans to reveal the natural beauty of the wood grain and colour.
Ordering an oiled wood floor today at Wood Floors Direct is easy! The flooring professionals at Wood Floors Direct are ready to help you select the right wood oiled finished flooring for your home.
From our extensive selection of over 100 styles, and many finish options available, you are certain to find the perfect wood for your home.
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Do all floors need oiling?
All floors don’t need oiling. Many do though depending on the wood type, the finish that was put on when installed, and how often it is used. All hardwood floors should have some sort of protective treatment after installation to extend the amount of time they look like new. The amount of that treatment varies greatly by the floors’ intended use as well as climate.
Will oil change the colour of your floor?
Oiled wood is beautiful, but the man-made look can be a concern. The type of oil used will not affect the colour of your wood floor, but the condition of the floor prior to oiling may require additional preparation. Oiled wood floors are often better sealed and protected than stained or varnished hardwood floors. They are also easier to maintain and keep clean.
How often does your floor need oiling?
The type of wood floor that you have will dictate how often you need to re-oil the floor. If it is a solid wood floor then it will need oiling at least once a year. If it is an engineered wood floor then it should be sealed properly and it will not need to be oiled as often. It is important to re-oil your floor on a regular basis. By doing so you will maintain the value of your investment.