Oil Finish Treatments

Oil Finish Treatments

Hardwood floors are beautiful floor treatments that can last a lifetime and look great doing it. However, they do require a bit more maintenance than other types of flooring in order to keep them looking their best. The good news is that even if you have an older floor that hasn’t been kept up well, a professional cleaning service can give your hardwood floors the luster they held in their youth.

One of the most common wood floor treatments is an oil finish, and can take a floor from dull to gorgeous with just one treatment. At WOW Total Cleaning, we have the experience and resources to bring even the oldest of floors back to life, and we can be counted on to keep your floor looking great. Call our Austin hardwood floor specialists today at 512-291-0048 to learn more.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil Treatments

An oil finish usually employs linseed or tung oil, which have the following positive effects on your floor:

  • Penetrates the wood, repairing more than just the surface
  • Dries solid, filling cracks and defects
  • Restores the original color of the wood

Although oil treatments are a popular choice for wood, there are a few drawbacks such as the following:

  • The floor will still be vulnerable to water damage
  • Lacks the smooth and glossy appearance of a varnish or lacquer
  • Should be reapplied every 6 months or so

Waxes are frequently combined with oil treatments to provide a more complete seal and give the floor a glossy finish.

Contact Us

Whatever your flooring needs happen to be, WOW Total Cleaning has you covered. Call 512-291-0048 today to speak with our Austin wood floor specialists.