Hard wax oil is a revolutionary hardwood flooring finish that is applied to existing hardwood flooring. The system consists of three layers of wax oil produced from 100% natural ingredients. One of the many benefits of hard wax oil flooring finishes is its ability to easily penetrate into the wood to provide a layer of strength and protection. The hard wax oils create a hard protective film which forms a barrier on the surface of the wood to protect the flooring from the effects of dirt and moisture as well as wear and tear. Hard wax oil flooring finishes are available in a wide range of colors and will give the surface of the floor a soft matte sheen which will enhance the natural beauty of the wood.
Care & Maintenance of Hard Wax Oil Flooring Finishes
Care of flooring applied with hard wax oil is fairly simple and consists of regular vacuuming to keep the floor free of dirt and grit. A Mike’s Custom Flooring professional can advise you on hardwood floor cleaning products which can be used periodically to clean and maintain the beauty of your hardwood flooring. For high traffic areas such as hallways and kitchens along with other areas where surfaces are prone to getting worn down quickly, the flooring should be cleaned with a special restorative cleaner that is designed to restore the protective wax film. For residential homes, the restorative cleanser should be applied twice per month. Commercial interiors with heavy foot traffic require the cleanser to be applied 1-2 times per week.
Advantages of Hard Wax Oil Hardwood Floor Finishes
Ease of Hardwood Floor Repair – One of the biggest advantages of hard wax oil flooring finish is its high level of repairability. Repairing the floor does not require the entire floor to be refinished. For scratches and minor damage, the surface of the wood can be restored by applying an additional layer of hard wax oil. If the flooring is damaged all the way to the wood, it can be repaired by sanding the affected surface area before applying a stained hard wax oil finish. Hard wax oil finishes are available in a wide range of color palettes designed to enhance the appearance of any style home or business.
Durable Hardwood Floor Finish – Other advantages of hard wax oil flooring finishes include the high level of elasticity and resistance to all manner of temperature fluctuations and moisture levels. This gives you the ability to use the flooring finish in a wide range of interiors including commercial settings. With the correct maintenance protocols and restorative cleaning products, floors finished with hard wax oil are ideal for commercial buildings with high traffic public interiors such as restaurants and bars.
Minimal Hardwood Floor Maintenance – Due to the low gloss finish, most scratches and minor surface damage are practically invisible on the floor surface which eases the amount of floor maintenance needed. With the proper care, floors finished with hardwax oil finishes will virtually last a lifetime.
Hard Wax Oil Hardwood Flooring Finishes in Charles Town & Eastern Panhandle of Berkeley & Jefferson Counties in West Virginia | Winchester & Frederick County | Round Hill & Loudoun County | Fairfax County VA
The knowledgeable experts at Mike’s Custom Flooring recommend two types of hard wax oil flooring finishes for homes and businesses; Rubio Monocoat oil imported from Belgium and the OSMO Polyx Oil finish system from Germany. For more information regarding hard wax oil flooring finishes, contact the professionals at Mike’s Custom Flooring today.