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Using Natural Penetrating Oils for Wood Floors

USING NATURAL PENETRATING OILS FOR HOOD FLOORS NATURAL PENETRATING OIL FINISHES AT A GLANCE Increasing in popularity as a hardwood floor Different from Other finishes surface-build must be built up finishes because in multiple layers they penetrate into on top of the floor the wood itself finish option REASONS TO CHOOSE NATURAL PENETRATING OIL FINISHES APPEARANCE Natural penetrating oil lends an attractive matte finish to hardwood The wood has a more pleasant feel than with surface-build finishes COLOR Natural penetrating oil finishes allow for two different colors to be used This produces a two-tone effect, and makes custom colors a possibility MAINTENANCE Maintenance is only required 1-2 times a year to keep floors looking great Pay special attention to high- traffic areas that may need more frequent maintenance REPAIRS If floorboards are in need of repairs, the process is much easier than with other finishes This saves time, money, and effort, and produces excellent results ENVIRONMENT Some water-based floor finishes have high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) Natural penetrating oil finishes have low VOCS and can be used in LEED-certified applications THE DOWNSIDES OF OTHER FINISHES Wax-finished Polyurethane easier to maintain, is also a less eco-friendly choice than an oil finish Polyurethane is floors take time and effort to but oil finishes maintain in order provide a more to keep them looking good natural look Provided by: BLACKHAWK floors, inc. www.BLACKHAWKFLOORS.COM Sources: http://www.woodfloorbusiness.com/sanding-finishing/ sponsored-the-lowdown-on-using-natural-penetrating-oil-finishes.html http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-news/ wood-finishes-are-trending-back-to-penetrating-oil

Using Natural Penetrating Oils for Wood Floors

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Certain types of floor finishes can have a negative impact on the environment due to VOCs, but natural penetrating oil finishes can be used for LEED-certified applications! See this infographic for mo...

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