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Rejuvenating an old kitchen floor


When a homeowner noticed that the oak floor in their kitchen was beginning to look tired and worn, they tasked wood floor maintenance and sanding expert, Conrad Park, with rejuvenating the surface to improve the look and feel of the kitchen.

The client requested a timeless appearance that would refresh and protect the wooden floor in the family kitchen. The Conrad Park team recognised that two coats of Osmo Polyx-Oil Effect Raw 3044 would create the desired result. Thanks to its hardwearing properties and aesthetically pleasing finish, Polyx-Oil was the ideal choice to rejuvenate the room in the heart of the home.

“Osmo is by far my favourite wood finish to use both internally and externally” explains Conrad. “It’s incredibly easy to apply, gives the floor a natural look, protects the surface against spillages, and most importantly, is easy to maintain.”

Preparation for the three-day project began with 60 grit sanding, before abrading the surface with a mesh disc on 120 grit. The floor was then thoroughly vacuumed to remove the residual of dust before applying the finish. Due to Osmo finishes being very viscid and containing both oil and wax, the wood absorbs the finish to provide a smooth surface, resulting in the extra level of sanding not being required.

Application was simple, the Conrad Park team applied the natural finish with an Osmo microfibre roller to ensure optimum coverage. For the hard to reach areas, including the edges, corners and under the kitchen island, the specialist opted for an Osmo Flat Brush. The finish was applied thinly, using just under two 2.2L to achieve the desired look.

An ideal choice for a family kitchen, Polyx®-Oil contains no biocides or preservatives and is safe for humans, animals and plants when dry. Unlike ordinary oil finish products which form a film on the wood, Polyx®-Oil’s natural components penetrate deeply into the wood to create a micro-porous finish. This allows the wood to breathe, moisture to evaporate and ensures a flawless finish both upon application and for many years to come. Because it meets the wood’s natural demands, the result is a finish that does not crack, flake, peel or blister.

For more information on Conrad Park, please visit www.conradpark.co.uk.

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