Maintenance oil for wood flooring covers two key elements that will keep your wood floor looking great for a long time. If your wood floor comes with an oiled finish you will need to apply periodically a maintenance oil  to enhance its beauty and longevity. Hence, it is extremely important to pay attention to your floor’s needs on a regular basis. Image courtesy by fantastic-floor.com Image courtesy by fantastic-floor.com In other words, all wooden floors regardless of the degree of use have a normal wear, whose signs are inevitable over the years. This is a natural procedure that occurs from the response of the floor in the changing weather conditions to which it is exposed (temperature, humidity etc.). For this reason, preventive measures and systematic care are highly recommended. To find out more regarding wood floor care and maintenance click here Considering that prefinished hardwood flooring is the most popular option nowadays, the use of maintenance oil for wood flooring becomes a necessary act in order to maintain the surface in its best condition and highlight its natural appearance. If you want to find out more about pre-finished hardwood flooring click here More detailed, if your oiled-finished floor started to look dull and tired and remains the same even after a good cleaning, the use of maintenance oil for wood flooring will help you to bring it back to life and make it look like new again. The special composition of the oil has excellent penetration, filling the pores of the wood. In addition it increases the life of wooden surfaces, replacing the natural oils of the wood that disappeared through time and the exposure of the boards in harsh conditions of strong sunshine and difficult weather. It is not creating film, dries quickly, providing a superior finish and showcasing the natural beauty of wood. Image courtesy by chicagolandpro.co Image courtesy by chicagolandpro.co How often? Usually, maintenance oil for wood flooring should be applied on the surface once or twice a year depending on how “tired” it looks as mentioned above.

How to apply maintenance oil for wood flooring?

First clean the floor thoroughly, and then let it dry fully for approximately 5 to 7 hours. For smaller surfaces, apply the oil with the use of cloth. For bigger surfaces we recommend using a machine with a rotating disk. On this occasion the maintenance oil is dripping on the floor, passing through a thin tube while the disk is polishing the re-oiled surface. On both instances you’ll need to ensure that there is no excess oil on the surface as it can cause a lot of problems if it gets dry. Image courtesy by hardwoodfloorsmag.com Image courtesy by hardwoodfloorsmag.com The time required to dry: 6 to 12 hours (depending on the ambient temperature and ventilation). Note: It is important that the product you will use is resistant to liquids like water, wine, beer, juice, milk etc. as well as it meets all the demands of children’s toys in case you have a family. floorservice-maintenance-oil-500x500 How much? One litre of maintenance oil is enough to cover an area of 70 to 100 square meters. Warning: In order to avoid spontaneous combustion, save the oil-impregnated fabrics, felts and other working materials used for the application in sealed containers, or alternatively store them in a box with a sealable lid and place them inside a fireproof container.