OSMO BRINGS OUT THE CHARACTER IN GEORGIAN RENOVATION PROJECT
Dean Poulton and Borja De Maqua are in the process of renovating and restoring their 2.5-acre estate in the heart of Warwickshire, sharing their progress via their blog, My Tiny Estate and their instagram account @mytinyestate. The mainly Georgian estate, which they bought in 2019, features a number of buildings, including the main house, stables, gardeners cottage, servants cottage and Caretakers Cottage. As it was last fully inhabited in 1934, the buildings and grounds require significant amounts of renovation work.
Dating back to the 17th century, the servants cottage combines beautiful original features such as beams and oak flooring with the modern design and luxury touches such as underfloor heating in the bathroom introduced by Dean and Borja. It was important to both that they retain the character of the property and this included restoring the floor using Osmo Wood Wax 3169 in black.
The stained original oak flooring was patchy, however, and the aim was to make the finish more even, without losing that much-loved character. Osmo wax was applied with a brush and rubbed in to achieve the required darkness, with any excess then removed.
As Dean and Borja plan to rent out the property, it was important that the floors were durable, and this was achieved with the Osmo Wood Wax, which is hardwearing, water and dirt resistant and resistant to liquid spillages such as drinks. It also delivers a microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake, so the high-quality results will cope with the demands of a rental property for years to come.
The pair were thrilled with Osmo and the ease of use it offered: “We have always heard so many great things about Osmo and it’s always a safe bet. We were extremely pleased with the result as the flooring looks like it’s always been the same way. We managed to even out the patchy areas and we just love it.”