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BESPOKE TIMBER FINISHES
COATING FINISH OPTIONS
There is nothing more beautiful than an oiled timber floor. The oil accentuates the timber grain and offers a 2-dimensional effect. There is a huge range of colour options and it feels amazing underfoot.
An oiled floor requires more extensive maintenance than a polyurethane floor. This varies greatly between different products. At Bespoke Timber Coatings we are continuously researching to ensure we are giving you all the options and will always recommend the very best products available.
We also always include a maintenance guide with each floor so that you understand the best way to keep your floor looking beautiful.
Waterborne Polyurethane Timber Floors provide a stunning finish and far superior durability to an oiled floor. They have a lighter appearance than traditional solvent-based finishes.
We use only the best waterborne products available, being certain they offer exceptional durability whilst also being safe to apply and live on. Having worked for many years with the Bona brand we have an in-depth knowledge of many of the options on hand.
You can choose the sheen level that you would like with a Polyurethane floor. Finishes like Loba Invisible create an absolute no sheen finish providing the look of an oiled finish but the durability of polyurethane, this is a popular alternative to oil. There are also options for Extra Matt, Matt and Silk Matt depending on personal preference.
There are many colour options with a polyurethane finish with different primers providing a soft effect, as well as a full range of stains and oils that can be overcoated.
Hard Wax Oil
Similar to the traditional oiled finish, hard wax oil incorporates a wax element that increases the water resistance and sheen of other oils. Hardwax oil offers massive benefits including a lifetime of great looking wood if the coat is maintained properly.
Boasting a matte appearance, you can keep the texture of your flooring very natural and full of character. Hard wax oil soaks into the timber, providing a strengthening benefit and repelling water efficiently.
Hard wax oil is dirt-resistant and highly durable with little risk of cracking over time, making it a great option for flooring, even in high-traffic areas. Spot touch-ups are easy to apply and blend with the surrounding floor.
Oiled finishes are also compatible with underfloor heating, if you’re lucky enough to have it, and are easy to clean and maintain even for homeowners.
Is one finish or brand better than the other?
HARD WAX OIL VS POLYURETHANE FINISH
THE PROS AND CONS
HARD WAX OIL
Provides the feel of real timber under your feet
Contains a depth of colour that enhances the character of the timber
Easy to clean and water-resistant
Looks amazing over time if maintained properly.
Scuffs and spot touch ups are easy to apply, even for homeowners who don’t want to get a professional in.
While it looks amazing with proper maintenance, you will need to apply a maintenance coat in 2-5 years depending on wear - dont stress too much, this is an easy and economic process
Hard wax floors require more frequent cleaning with specific soaps to keep its sheen.
Not as hard-wearing as polyurethane.
We use non-toxic polyurethane products, so it is safe for our team to use during application.
Available in many colours and tints to enhance the colour palette
Easy to clean and water-resistant
Easily the most durable floor finish available
You can’t change your mind and coat an oil-based finish over a water-based polyurethane coating.
Touch up patches are difficult to blend with the surrounding areas and will most likely need a professional to do it.
Over time, the scuffs and scratches can only be fixed with a recoat. Recoats look best once every ten years or so, depending on how much traffic uses the floor.
BESPOKE OILS OF CHOICE
Protects and colours your wood in one single layer
Rubio Monocoat has been the number one reference for top-quality protection and colouring of wood for over ten years. With over 30.000.000 m² of treated wood per year, Rubio Monocoat is becoming a well-known partner for professionals with high demands. In addition to the treatment of wooden floors, decks, walls, etc., Rubio Monocoat products are also perfectly suited for the treatment of all interior and exterior timbers.
Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C is a premium product for interior use, which protects and colours wood in just one single layer. The revolutionary technology of molecular binding makes the oil connect with the wood fibres, without forming a film or chance of overlapping. The oil is available in 40 standard colours and is 100% environmentally friendly.
High-quality woodcare products
Ciranova has been a specialist in the development and production of finishing products for parquet, furniture, interior and exterior wood for over 80 years. Thanks to a range of colours, reactive stains and oils, as well as maintenance products; Ciranova is one of the lead suppliers of wood preservatives for the woodworking industry.
As a proactive company, Ciranova are involved in research and development on a daily basis in their own labs, with the most advanced technologies and newest raw materials. High-quality products that protect and colour your wood are the logical result of this.
Passion for wood floors
Bona Craft Oil 2k is a unique blend of different vegetable oils, modified for superior impregnation and long-lasting protection of wooden floors. The exclusive blend is low in odour, easy to handle and gives a reduced yellowing effect.
Bon Craft Oil formulation is environmentally responsible, containing much oil and little solvents (<4%) which also means that the wood can be saturated with fewer applications. Suitable for wooden floors in public and domestic environments as well as for furniture and other woodwork.
With the specially developed WOCA flooring products, wood floors are kept beautiful and well protected. WOCA offer an extensive range of products for pre-treatment, basic finishing and maintenance for different types of flooring finishes and different species of wood.
WOCA floor finishing products are based on natural oils and soaps, which strengthen and stimulate the natural qualities of the wood. Regular maintenance is vital in order to keep the wood floors in a strong and beautiful condition for a long time. Well-kept surfaces also result in fast and easy cleaning and maintenance.
Committed to Quality
Osmo offers a natural and environmentally friendly alternative to wood finishing. The products are based on rapidly renewable, natural vegetable oils that penetrate deeply into the wood, keeping it elastic and healthy, whilst preventing it from drying and becoming brittle. The wood is allowed to breathe which means it is naturally protected, moisture can evaporate whilst the surface is very water-resistant, water tightly beads on the surface which can be simply wiped off.
The natural treatment of wood is not only for protection, but the aesthetic point of view is essential. It is possible to create an almost infinite variation of naturally occurring shades or bright, vivid colours. If you want to enhance the grain showing a gorgeous, natural colour tone or whether you prefer to keep the natural, raw appearance of the wood – or just looking for a comfortable, durable surface that adapts to the demands of life, Osmo could be a good option.
Pallmann Magic Oil 2K is a perfect hybrid of natural oils and waxes. This unique two-component finish produces a uniform matte, velvety surface that repels dirt and water.
It is suitable for all raw wood floors, solid or engineered, solid cork flooring and is rated for use on radiant heat floor systems. Magic Oil 2K’s rapid drying properties allow for refinishing to be completed quickly, making it a perfect product to use for commercial applications.