Looking after your oiled floors
Looking after your oiled floors is as easy as it gets. Magic Oil is used for both domestic and commercial environment. It can withstand a lot of heavy traffic and use, but like everything, it also requires some maintenance.
Why oil in the first place?
- It reveals the natural beauty of your floor & brings the grains up and makes your floor look more natural
- It also seals the floor & protects it from spills and stains
- Scratches on oiled floors add character while on lacquer it makes the floor look ugly
- Damaged oil floor can be patch repaired while lacquered has to be fully sanded off and redone
How to look after your oiled floor?
- There is no bulletproof finish. Any spills or stains should be cleaned up as soon as possible. Even bulletproof vests are not 100% bulletproof.
- You should clean your floors with neutral floor cleaner regularly. Just follow the manufacture recommendation from datasheets.
- Periodically, you can use magic oil care, which will give a thin film finish, which will protect your floor an extra bit. Please note again, that spills should be cleaned ASAP anyway.
- How often should I use magic oil care? It depends on traffic and daily/weekly usage and maintenance. Areas like the kitchen probably will need more attention than the bedroom.
How do I clean my oiled floor?
- First, remove the dry soil. Either by vacuuming or sweeping.
- We recommend that you use flat, microfibre, good quality mop.
- Spray some diluted product on the floor and then mop it, leaving the floor to dry.
- Drying times should not take longer than 10 minutes.
Is lacquer better than oil?
- In the long run – no. It may give you slightly better protection, but when worn, it requires full restoration and it doesn’t look pretty when it wears, while oiled floors when scratched, add character. This is at least my personal opinion. I believe there is no universal beauty, maybe except rainbow 🙂.
- If you want your floor shiny then you choose the type of finish on lacquered floors from matt to gloss. The oil will give you velvety sheen. The wood is not a shiny material in nature.
- Oil is not a solution for every type of wood. Bamboo or Ipe Lapacho timbers simply cannot take oil.
What about the health factor?
- Magic oil care is the healthiest, a most natural product on the market. The only healthier finish is no finish. As much as I love bare, freshly sanded wood, it will not last 5 minutes.
As proof that it is about maintenance, I will give you an example of my kitchen worktop. You have to trust me on this one or you can visit and see it for yourself.
- A lot of carrot juice is made with my juicer which is placed on the worktop
- I am cutting, cooking, etc on it or next to it and around it
- Being an eco freak, the only thing I use is vegetable cooking oil to keep it looking good
- There is not a single stain on it, up to date 20/12/2017
- I simply look after it!
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