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Waxing is a floor finishing process in which clear or pigmented wax is applied to the floor using a mixture of solvents and synthesized and/or natural waxes. Waxed wood floors are a great thing to have in your home or even at work. They can be a great addition that truly makes your home feel more like a room that is welcoming and warm for everyone that comes in.
There are different types of waxing materials that you can choose from, some are better than others but all of them will do a great job of adding excitement to your room.
Benefits of waxed wood floors
Waxed wood floors are a low maintenance decorative wood floor finish that requires a little bit of care to maintain. They have a lot of cost-saving benefits due to the coats being retained over the years. Waxed wood floors are very common, even with a wide variety of styles and looks, you can still find a look that would be perfect for your home.
Since many people are unsure about how to take care of their wood flooring, waxed wood floors are preferred because they do not require as much constant care. They are one of the most durable, most attractive, and most affordable wood floors. They last longer than plain hardwood floors and are naturally beautiful without any stains.
Waxed wood floors appear natural, are resistant to moisture and offer a beautiful depth of colour, depending on the species used. This type of floor can be used in any room in the home. They are a classic look that never goes out of style, and it’s easy to maintain, meaning it does not need to be polished on a regular basis.
Waxed floors can add a warm and customised look to your home. Some other added benefits of wax floors include:
- Easy to maintain as compared to other types of wooden floorings.
- Surface resistant to scratches
- Protects the wood from damaging elements like dirt and water
- Better gloss and shine.
- Minor defects are minimised.
- Maintains the underlying finishes
Types of wax materials
There are two major types of waxes or waxing materials used in various wood floor finishes, depending on what you’re aiming to achieve with your wood flooring finish:
Carnauba wax, commonly known as Brazil wax or ceara wax, is a vegetable wax derived from the fronds of the Brazilian carnauba tree. You can use Carnauba wax on natural wood flooring. It is to be used by a professional decorator and is specially made for use on hardwood and plywood surfaces.
Because it contains micro-sized particles which adhere to the wood grain, it protects the surface from moisture ingress while providing a beautiful satin sheen. The micro-sized particles create a protective barrier that will not only preserve your flooring look but will also help protect your finishes from contamination. It’s environmentally friendly, natural, and stunningly effective on worn-down or stained wood.
Carnauba wax is the best for floors that have been veneered or stained with lime or other varnishes. It gives a natural look to wood that is smooth and natural, without being artificial. It is loadable, so it dries quickly and safely prevents moisture from getting inside the wood pores.
Beeswax is an inert, waterproof finish applied to smooth, untreated wood that has been oiled, stained, or varnished. Beeswax creates a protective sheen that protects the wood from moisture. Beeswax floors are a popular choice due to their longevity, durability and affordability. Beeswax is a natural product made from bees and is used to protect, seal and protect wood surfaces.
Beeswax is commonly used for wood flooring applications because it tends to be non-toxic and stable when used properly. Beeswax is applied using a soft polish and gives a smooth, deep satin finish that is durable and resistant to stains and water. The wax will harden when applied and should never be scrubbed or wiped off.
Waxed wood finish can be applied to different species of wood to accentuate its looks and its other alluring characteristics. These include:
- Walnut wood
- Acacia wood
- Cherry wood
- Ebony wood
Waxed oak floors are popular in today’s homes because of the warm ambience it brings. Waxed oak floors have a beautiful polished finish that creates an authentic look and is easy to use. They add a look of elegance to your home. They are durable and very easy to clean. Waxed oak floors not only look great but stand tough against rips, stains and foot traffic.
Waxed walnut floors give a warm character to the home and provide protection from spills. At the same time, they will add value to your home or business. Waxed Walnut floors provide a durable, resilient and long-lasting finish to any property, so they are the perfect choice for a busy home. The finish gives the floor colour and durability.
Waxed Acacia flooring is an easily maintained and durable hardwood floor. You can bring nature indoors with premium quality Acacia flooring that has a stunning waxy finish.
Waxed Acacia floors make the perfect natural option for those that want a traditional look with a clean smooth finish. Create a warm and timeless atmosphere with waxed Acacia flooring.
Waxed Cedar floors are an excellent solution for homeowners who want the warmth and comfort of wood but without the need to sand, refinish, or treat it as they would a hardwood. This process provides the highest quality wood flooring with natural resistance to moisture, pests, and fungal decay and has also proven to be a great alternative to laminate wood flooring.
Waxed Cherry floors bring warmth and softness to any home. This rich, beautiful hardwood flooring features the benefits of both Cherry and wax: An elegantly grained wood surface combined with a long-lasting protective finish that resists scratches and stains.
The organic nature of a waxed Cherry wood finish will give your floors a look that only gets richer with time. They provide a timeless extra layer of protection, durability and wear resistance.
Beech waxed floors last several times longer than untreated wood floors and can be used in any setting — from modern to classic buildings. Their natural tones go well with a variety of decors—from Victorian to today’s more casual motifs.
The hues are natural-looking and they will add a special character to your room that no one else has. These floors are durable and easy to clean and maintain, but without the worry of damage for years to come.
Waxed Ebony floors have a smooth elegant finish that is very resistant to soiling and scratches. These floors are also naturally insulating, which means they may reduce the cost and frequency of your heating bill. Wax hardening keeps the floor looking good for years, plus it can be repaired easily and has a minimal environmental impact.
Ebony waxed flooring provides cleaner, brighter, better-looking floors in every room of the house and is one of the most popular finishes that we carry. The dark brown tones embedded within the wood give off a timeless appeal for any decor.
Ash waxed wood floors are made of natural Ash hardwood that has been finished with wax. This combination makes it stronger and more resistant to humidity and stains. It cleans easily and looks beautiful.
Our solid ash flooring is not only strong and sustainable but durable and gorgeous. Sealed with high-quality wax, this pre-finished flooring really lasts… for generations. It’s beautiful on a wide variety of surfaces, from open concept living to cosy kitchens and beyond.
Areas of Application
Waxed wood floors have been popular in commercial properties for decades. Not only do they add a special touch of class and elegance, but they are also long-lasting and easy to clean.
Waxed wood floors are essential to commercial applications where there’s heavy traffic and high amounts of foot traffic. Waxed wood floors have several applications for commercial properties which include:
Showcase your merchandise with the inviting sight of a comfortable, welcoming environment on your display floors. Waxed wood flooring creates a look that is warm and inviting, with a low-maintenance surface that is easy to clean as well. Waxed wood floors are good for floors that need a high degree of hardness to resist wear while providing an aesthetic look.
The rich colour and smooth, natural texture of waxed wood floors will bring to the rooms a sense of timelessness and opulence. This natural look and feel also perfectly complements the warmer tones of cork flooring, ensuring your office is a room where people want to be. The warm glow of wax wood is a perfect complement to modern office furniture, and our waxed wood floors instantly add rich texture.
Our waxed wood floors at Wood Floor Direct are ideal for museums to exhibit your art and artefacts. The industrial finish and sealed surface are much easier to maintain optically as opposed to a polished concrete environment that reflects dust, dirt, and grime and shows off every footprint. It is delightfully easy to clean and care for, making the floors look good for years on end.
Waxed wood floors are a perfect choice for a restaurant or catered event space. These floors offer an elegant look that can be easily maintained while still lasting a long time. This flooring is also easy to wipe down, which means that it is much easier to keep clean in comparison to other types of hardwood floors. waxed wood floors will help deliver a high-end, unique look and feel to your restaurants.
For years, restaurant owners have turned to waxed wood floors as the perfect way to create a warm and welcoming dining environment. When it comes to deciding on your flooring, choose wax wood floors to create that elegant look that will not only shine in your establishment but also be easy to maintain.
The classic look of our waxed wood floors is a perfect complement to fresh new merchandise. Because of their unique look and feel, waxed wood floors will make a natural choice for your retail space. It will enhance the look and feel of your indoor showrooms while also making them significantly more attractive to customers. Waxed wood floors create a warm, natural glow in showrooms.
Waxed wood floors are a natural and versatile alternative to laminate, parquet or tile for the home. Made from oak, pine or other hardwood timber, our waxed wood flooring at Woods Floor Direct offers a decorative look with added protection against dirt and scratches.
Waxed wood floors are gorgeous, durable and look great for years to come. This brings a unique look, elegance and personality to any home. Some of the applications of the waxed floors to the home include:
When it comes to your living room flooring, you want something that looks great and is easy to maintain. With waxed wood floors, you can have both. They are perfect for living room flooring; easy to clean and add a warm touch of country charm.
Waxed wood floors are a good choice for floors that are used all the time as they’re durable. They’re much easier to clean than a plush carpet too; spill something sticky, like maple syrup, on a waxed floor and it will just wipe off with a damp sponge – no need for elbow grease, and the floor retains its sparkle. Our waxed wood floors offer a space-efficient design to any room in your home.
Waxed wood floors are a true classic, and lend a stylish natural appearance to your kitchen. The rustic aesthetic brings a warm, lively feeling to any kitchen while providing the sophistication and style of a more expensive material.
A classy addition to any kitchen, waxed wood floors protect the natural wood and increase its resistance to water, scratches, and dents. These floors are environmentally friendly; all you need is a broom and a dustpan to keep them clean.
The sealed surface of waxed wood helps prevent water absorption, making the surface more water-repellent than polyurethane floor finishes. The durability of waxed wood floors ensures that they will provide a lasting elegance to your kitchen for years to come.
Waxed wood floors are the perfect choice for hallways and other high traffic rooms because of their beautiful, wear-resistant, easy-to-clean and smooth. They prevent scratches and stains from making your floor look older.
Not only does this floor look great, but it is also incredibly warm underfoot, allowing for soft, warm feet in the morning and afternoon, and making walking barefoot or in socks fun. Waxed wood floor colouring helps make a hallway seem brighter.
Waxed wood floors offer a warm look and soft feel making them perfect for bedrooms. A bedroom furnished with waxed wood floors creates an environment of beauty and serenity.
Waxed wood floors can be used in the bedroom to add an extra element of class. They make a gorgeous bedroom flooring alternative that wears slowly over time, creating a timeless look. They beautifully complement the furniture and light hues of the bedroom.
The team at Wood Floors Direct has over 30 years of experience supplying customers with their choice of top quality wood flooring throughout England. We are based in Brighton but can deliver all types of flooring throughout the United Kingdom.