Re-Oiling for Hardwood Floors and Maintenance - Advantage Hardwood Calgary
The proper maintenance of oiled hardwood floors is very important for their long lasting and durability. Oiled floors require frequent re-oiling to maintain the sealant that protects the natural wood from damages.
One of the most important thing to remember when re-oiling hardwood floors is that you are maintain the existing sealant and providing an extra protective layer of the same sealant. Therefore, it is essential that you know the type of product that has been originally used for sealing your hardwood floors as some products may not be compatible.
While re-oiling is less complicated than sanding and finishing, it requires the same level of experience and care to ensure good results. Therefore, we do not recommend trying to re-oil your floors yourself, or if you are really keen, then may be try on a smaller area and see how it goes before applying it over all your floors.
Also, bear in mind that some floors are finished with colored oils rather than clear oil and those floors will need a more frequent maintenance to maintain the existing color. This is usually required every 12 to 20 months. Commercial floors are exposed to higher levels of foot traffic and therefore re-oiling is required more often. We would recommend re-oiling maintenance every 3-6 months.
What You Need To Know Before Your Book Re-Oiling Maintenance, Re-coating, Refresh of Your Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floor re-oiling is a maintenance service and is only applicable for floors where the sealant has not worn out. It is a service to maintain the wood floor sealant and to create an extra protection. However, floors that have been badly damaged, scratched or that have areas where the sealant is completely worn out will not be applicable for re-oiling. In such case a complete sanding and resealing of wooden floors would be required. Therefore, regular re-oiling is very important to avoid sanding for as long as possible.
Finally one of the basic principle that applies when deciding whether re-oiling is possible is whether the wood has been damaged or not. If the damage is only on the sealant, then re-oiling might help. However, if the damage has reached the natural wood, then re-oiling is less likely to be applicable.
Maintaining anything is a great way to keep things looking great!
Wood floors are no different... If you are unsure about your
hardwood floors, or have any questions on how to take care of
your hardwood floors, contact us, we’d love to help you out.
ADVANTAGE Hardwood Floor
Calgary 403 995-9779