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The finish influences the appearance of the floor and will have consequences for its usage and upkeep. You can choose for a finish with or without color pigmentation in order to give the floors appearance its own character.

We list below the basic methods of finishing :

Wax

The use of wax gives the floor a level of glance between varnish and oil. Several layers of wax are applied to the floor and it needs to be newly treated from time to time. This is the only way to protect the floor from spilled liquids for example. You can work locally by rubbing; this warms the wax and spreads it out again. You may need to apply wax anew. The wax can be spread by hand (hard work!) or by machine. It is advisable to remove the old layer of wax every two years with a special remover and to apply a new layer of wax.

Oil

Oil is applied in a number of thin layers. The temporary side effect of bare patches is often possible, An intensive spring clean is necessary every few years. It is first necessary to clean stains and dirt with a specially designed cleaner.

Varnish.

The floor retains its natural appearance and is easy to upkeep. Varnish is available in gloss, satin-gloss and in a matt variant. By a (high) gloss surface, damage is more noticeable on darker shades than on light colors. In case of severe damage, it is possible to allow an expert to carry out remedial work on a single floor board. A varnished floor is closed and is therefore easy to keep clean, as little dirt penetrates the surface.

The water-based varnish we use is environmentally-friendly and if applied well, will last for years.

Hard Wax

Hard wax is a combination of oil and wax and is applied in two layers. It has a natural appearance and does not scratch easily. You can choose between matt and gloss variants. The floor is simple to upkeep by mopping with cleaner and water. It is desirable to have one large service per year in the form of a thorough cleaning and application of a new layer of wax.