Tuesday, 12 February 2019


Here are some of the most Frequent questions we have regarding oil finished trends:

  • Is oil finish as durable as conventional factory urethane ends with aluminum oxide?
  • Can this finish evaporate over time and will this be harmful to indoor air quality?
  • Does this type of complete require additional maintenance that I am not familiar with?

When it comes to durability, oil complete flooring tackles the issue with a completely different method. The penetrating oil serves as protection against moisture and wears while enabling the user to feel that the wood grains in their bare feet. If compared directly to factory finished aluminum oxide finish, the petroleum finish flooring will not perform as well to abrasion and impact. On the other hand, the best thing about this finish is the fact that it will camouflage any scratches which will inevitably accumulate over time.

Another concern for oil finished flooring its effect on indoor air quality. For on-site applications, some types suggest several coats that typically require the occupants to be out of the home due to mild odors. But, there is factory finished UV-cured or single coat software which lessen the downtime. Regardless of the odors produced during the drying procedure, oil finish flooring rank amongst the lowest for VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. Particular brands even boast true zero VOC. This fact alone makes oil completed flooring among the greatest options for green building alternatives.

The traditional European procedures of wax oil and natural oiled floors demand a thin final coat of oil

For weekly cleanup, oiled floors use a particular cleaner which contains an oil and soap mixture. Following a period of 12-18 months, some oil may evaporate causing the timber grains to appear dry. An additional layer of petroleum can be reapplied to keep the floor looking clean. Although oil finished floors require more involvement in periodic upkeep in high traffic areas, this maintenance can be done much simpler than the equivalent of an onsite sand and refinish.
to be implemented after the floor is installed. To hasten the process, some oil complete produces have started adding UV light treated oil finish flooring to their lineup. Similar to mill finished urethane floors, the UV lighting creates fast drying top coat layer from oiled floors making UV-oiled flooring prepared to use when installed.

Hopefully, this guide can offer some insight concerning the durability, sustainability, and maintenance of petroleum finished hardwood floors. With a growing amount of oil finished floors used in new houses and commercial applications, maybe you will consider this to your next flooring project. Check out some additional photographs of oil finished floors accepted by Sand & Seal Gallery.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

3 Great Low-Maintenance Flooring Options

If you don't need to fuss with maintaining a floor after you install it, you're not alone. Flooring products which require little to no upkeep are ongoing to arrive on the current market, and they are quite popular. Here are 3 low-maintenance flooring choices you'll find at Sand & Seal:

Stain Resistant Carpet

Carpet occasionally has a reputation for being high maintenance, but that all depends on the product that you select. If you opt for an easy-to-clean layout with added stain resistance, carpeting can actually be relatively low maintenance. Steer towards nylon carpets in low-pile fashions, such as saxony or Berber. You might even go the extra space by selecting a rug with patterns which can conceal minor stains and grime build-up.

 Luxury Vinyl Planks or Tiles

 Would you enjoy wood flooring but worry about scratches and dents? If so, luxury vinyl planks and tiles are the perfect low-maintenance solution for you. They can be created to look like stone or wood, but without the hefty price tag or the tedious upkeep. Vinyl does not get scratched easily and can be a fast clean with a mild vacuum or sweep. Additionally, vinyl demands no sanding or sanding to stay looking attractive.


If you'd like another economical choice to luxury vinyl, laminate is a fantastic choice. Though it might not have exactly the exact same level of moisture resistance, laminate flooring can realistically mimic hardwood at a much lower price. Many high quality laminate products are designed for scratch resistance, so that they can resist high traffic when requiring minimal cleaning and maintenance.

If you need help refinishing and sanding wood floors for your home, give us a call! Sand & Seal offers free quote .