Floorboards professionally and effectively oil

Every soil is subjected to considerable stress. In order to protect wooden planks efficiently, it is recommended to oil the planks. The amount of work depends, among other things, on the floorboard and parquet oil used. In addition, when choosing the right oil for the planks, the wood species must also be considered.

Oiled floorboards for a natural and cozy ambience

A floor has to endure a lot. He enters with shoes, chair and table legs weigh on him, the roles of office chairs are moved tirelessly and daily over floors. So of course with planks. Real protection is provided by oils. Not only do oils preserve the natural aesthetics of a wooden plank floor, they also have far more benefits over paints. Paints form a film on the wood, so close it. Oils, on the other hand, penetrate deep into the hallway without closing the wood pores. The wood can continue to breathe and regulate the indoor climate through moisture absorption and release.

Choosing the right plank oil

Which oil is used for the planks depends heavily on the type of wood. Light woods such as spruce, ash or maple are not embedded with a cheering oil, instead "white oils" are used here. With dark woods such as oak, walnut or walnut, on the other hand, the choice usually comes from sparkling oils, as they emphasize the grain and create a satin-matt deep brilliance. Finally, it should be considered before oiling, which type of oil is used. Hard oils penetrate more slowly, but deeper into the wood. They also offer better protection.

Step by step planks professional oiling

  • Parquet or floorboard oil
  • Care oil (often referred to as finish oil)
  • Alternatively to parquet soap or wax (depending on the oil)
  • Parquet joint solution
  • Intensive cleaner to get the floorboards free of grease and silicone
  • brush
  • paint Roller
  • linen cloths
  • Polishing machine with pads
  • spatula
  • vacuum cleaner
  • Equipment for wet mopping

1. Preparation

Prior to oiling, there is a general pre-treatment of the planks, as explained separately - the wood plank grinding. But there is still a lot of preparatory work to do between plank grinding and oiling. Cracks and unwanted joints can now be filled with parquet joint solution according to the manufacturer's instructions. Now the floor must be completely free of dust and grease as well as dry. After sanding, clean the plank floor extremely accurately. It is best to use a powerful vacuum cleaner, then wipe the planks damp. If you previously used machines with a dust bag when sanding boards, you save a lot of time here.

2. Before you can start with the plank oils

The planks must be absolutely dry, also in relation to the cracks filled with parquet joint solution. If necessary, wait another day before starting to oil. Nobody is allowed to enter the room but more so as not to carry dirt and dust particles in again.

3. The first oiling

You can apply the plank oil differently. Applying a brush, paint roller and a linen cloth is sufficient, professional craftsmen often use a polishing machine and thus literally massage the oil into the wood. They put so much oil on the floorboards that it just does not puddle on the floorboards. If you have already applied a little more oil to the wooden planks, wipe it off with a linen cloth as with normal floor mopping.

4. The floor must rest now

Again and again it is to be read that the second oiling of the floorboards can be accomplished already after half an hour. That may be true for certain oil products, but you should use hard oils just for planks. They need more time to fully retract into the hallway. But they also protect the wood better. Therefore, with the second oiling of the planks you should wait a few hours to 24 hours depending on the oil. Not every oil is allowed to move in overnight! Some hard oils form a sticky layer if they are not wiped off in time. Please observe the manufacturer's instructions.

5. The second oiling of the planks

The next day, you can oil the plank floor. They are the same as when you first oil the planks. Wipe off excess oil with a linen cloth.

6. Resting the plank floor again

Now wait 24 hours until the oil has completely absorbed the planks.

7. Polishing - the perfect finish

Now you can still perform a perfect finish. To do this, polish the planks at the earliest 24 hours after the last oiling. If you do not use plank oil, which should be waxed afterwards, you can use special care oils. Using a polishing machine equipped with ordinary pads, carefully polish this care oil into the planks.

8. Drying out as well as full accessibility and use

You should now let the oil dry out one hundred percent. That can take up to three to seven additional days. During this time you should - if at all - enter the planks only with soft-soled slippers or socks. By no means with sturdy shoes, etc. Also chairs and table legs should not be moved on the plank floor. In addition, the damp floor wiping is to be avoided in this time. If you want to be sure that your now breathtaking floorboard retains its deep luster, there is nothing wrong with waiting for two weeks with unrestricted use of the oiled floorboards.

9. Further care of the oiled floorboards

The oiled floorboards require a regular minimum amount of care. Depending on the soil load, you should oil or polish the planks with a care oil every 12 to 24 months. In addition, the application of care oil is recommended even after intensive cleaning. Apply the care oil with a linen cloth.

Tips & Tricks

Instead of maintenance oil parquet or floor soap can also be used. This also has moisturizing properties.

Modern, yet natural oils no longer need to be waxed consuming. Nursing oils and special parquet soaps are sufficient. However, care must be taken when using oil for the first time to use a suitable oil.

The linen cloths used for the oiling and care of the boards must be dried in the open air immediately after use, since there is a risk of spontaneous combustion!

Never use microfibre cloths to care for the oiled floorboards.

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