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Maintenance natural oiled floors

Maintenance natural oil

The natural oiled floors are treated with natural oil and then processed with a special mix of oil and wax. Nature Oil is solvent-free and consists of ecological ingredients: linseed oil, Chinese wood oil, surface drying accelerator and linseed oil modifiers (and sometimes a coloring ingredient). Wax can be of phytogenic or animal origin.

Natural oiled floors look very natural and fresh. Kahrs natural oiled floors are ready-treated for use in domestic environments. Regular maintenance assures a good look of your floor even subjected to great wear. It is recommended that the first maintenance be carried out immediately after the floor has been laid.

Prevention

In rooms where you know water is frequently spilled, and where it may also be left on the floor, it is recommended to treat the floor with Kahrs Maintenance Wax after laying. Place doormats inside and outside the front door. Put protective pads on furniture (not metal feet).

Cleaning natural oiled floors

For daily cleaning use dry methods such as vacuuming. When necessary, damp-clean the floor with a well wrung-out mop. The floor must only become slightly damp. The film of water formed in this way must dry within one minute. For the best cleaning results, use Kahrs Cleaner.

Regularly cleaning the floor prevents dirt from adhering to the oiled surface. However, the frequency of damp-cleaning depends on how much the floor is used and how soiled it gets. Damp-cleaning is not recommended during the first few weeks after maintenance with Kahrs Maintenance Wax.

Do not allow spilt water to be left on the floor, particularly on Beech and Hard Maple floors.

Remove marks using water and Kahrs Cleaner diluted with warm water. If this does not work, remove the mark using a green nylon pad. After removing the mark, apply a little Touch-up Oil to the area before applying new Maintenance Wax.

Removing marks

Mark Remove with
Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, dried residues of chocolate or grease White spirit, benzene or similar
Wax crayon, lipstick, felt-tip pens White spirit
Candle wax, chewing gum Freeze spray, or put a plastic bag of ice-cubes on the mark, then scrape off carefully
Blood Cool water
Partial repair of natural oiled floors

  • Treat small scratched areas with Kahrs Maintenance Wax.
  • Treat small surface scratches and scrape marks with Kahrs Maintenance Wax. On deeper scratches, use Kahrs Touch-up Oil first. Then apply a layer of Kahrs Maintenance Wax to the damaged surface.
  • Fill small indentations with Kahrs Touch-up Oil.
  • First fill deep dents, scratches and cracks with Woodfiller, then oil with Kahrs Touch-up Oil. Boards with major damage can be replaced.

Renovation natural oiled floor

Damaged surfaces can be sanded or planed down to clean wood; finish using 220 grit sandpaper. Apply a thick layer of Kahrs Touch-up Oil and allow the surface to dry overnight. Then apply a protective coat of Kahrs Maintenance Wax. Any differences between the treated area and the rest of the floor disappear with time.

Renovating the surface treatment on natural oiled floors (after extended use)

Apply a thick layer of Kahrs Maintenance Oil Watco Satin on the floor. Then buff the floor using a polishing machine (150 rpm) so that the oil dissolves any dirt in the floor. Collect the soiled oil using a rubber scraper and wipe up the residual oil. Then attach a cloth beneath the disc of the polishing machine and buff the floor as dry as possible.

To renovate the natural oiled floor with a colored stain, use Watco Timberex Oil for stained floors or similar.

Total renovation of natural oiled wood floors

If normal renovation of the surface treatment is insufficient, the wood floor can be machine sanded down to clean wood and then oiled again.

Nature Oil is inflammable! All used outfits should be burnt or put into a canister with water.