Wood Finishing Methods

Polskie Dęby usually provide boards pre-finished with oil or oilwax. This type of finishing guarantees longer durability and shine. Below you can find the difference between oil, oilwax and varnish finishing.

Varnish

Appearance

Thick and clean protective coating gives the wood a slight shine. More durable than oil, gives the floorboard a smooth texture.

Maintenace

Easy to clean.
For residential purposes, once or twice a year. For commercial purposes once or twice a month. 
For more information visit our technical section about maintenance.

Repair

All repairs must be carried out by professionals or by a person capable of repairing solid wood floors.

Natural oil

 

Appearance

Thin, see-through protective coating that gives the wood a natural look.
Smaller durability than varnish, doesn’t cover up the texture of the wood.
Environment friendly because our oil is made of eco-materials so it is 100% natural.

Maintenace

Sweep everyday in order to have durable floors.
CAUTION: you should remove stains and blemishes within 16 hours, so the liquid doesn’t get through the wood.
For residential purposes, once or twice a year. For commercial purposes, once or twice a month.
For more information visit our technical section about maintenance.

Repair

Light, single scratches can be easily fixed by grinding the damaged surface and later on by oiling it. Deep scratches or damages should be fixed by a professional.

NATURAL OILWAX

 

Appearance

Oilwax protects the floorboard two ways. Oil penetrates the wood protecting it from staining from the inside, while wax leaves a thin layer on top of the floor protecting it from scratching and dents.
Lower durability than varnish, doesn’t cover up the wood texture, presence of wax protects from scratching.
Just like oil, it’s made of only matural materials.

Maintenace

Everyday sweeping, cleaning one a month, for residential purposes once or twice a year. For commercial purposes once or twice a month. 
For more information visit our technical section about maintenance.

Repair

Light, single scratches can be easily fixed by grinding the damaged surface and later on applying oilwax. Deep scratches and damages should be fixed by a professional.