Effective re-oiling of wooden floors in London

Showcase your wooden floors' natural beauty and keep them in perfect condition!
  • On-site survey, free of charge and obligations
  • Certified and experienced floor re-oiling specialists
  • Increased flooring lifespan and damage protection
  • Save time and effort without breaking the bank
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Bring your dull wood flooring back to life in 4 easy steps

  • 1. On-Site survey

    Schedule your free on-site survey through our online booking form or app.

  • 2. On the day of the survey

    The specialist will inspect your floors and let you know what needs to be done.

  • 3. On the service day

    You will receive a quote and the technician will get to work re-oiling your wooden floor.

  • 4. Get great results

    Enjoy the fantastic results and your vibrant wood flooring!

wooden floor re-oiling in progress

The benefits of re-oiling wooden floors

There are many reasons why you might opt for oiling your wooden floors. It’s a great way to refresh them without making a huge mess or giving them a mirror-like gloss.

Re-oiling a wooden floor can be done many times over without having to sand it down first. Of course, if the wood is heavily damaged, you’ll need a full wood floor refinishing service, which includes sanding, staining, and coating. But if you just want to make your flooring look as vibrant as the first day you installed it, an oil finish can be a fantastic choice.

Oiled wood flooring is also a good option if you want to protect it from liquid spills and damage. Penetrating oils soak into the floor, forming a protective seal within the wood itself. It’s less durable and needs more regular maintenance than surface coatings, like lacquer or varnish. However, oiled floors are much more convenient, as they can be recoated and repaired without the need for sanding down the surface. This means less time, money, and effort spent.

Another benefit of oiling wooden floors is that it makes the wood look vibrant while enhancing its natural beauty. An oil finish can bring out all the tones and details of your wooden flooring, while still keeping the sheen low. So, if you want to preserve the natural look of your floors, this might just be what you need!

One important thing to note when re-oiling wooden floors is what type of oil was used previously. If you’re not sure, an expert can inspect your flooring and determine what the existing finish is and what kind can be used to re-oil your floor next.

How the experts perform re-oiling of wood floors

Whether a simple re-oiling procedure is suitable for your wood floors depends entirely on their condition. That is why each service begins with a free on-site inspection of your flooring. Note that the room must be cleared of any furniture and carpeting beforehand. The specialists can do this task for you at an additional charge.

If the surface only has small scratches or dents, the floor will only need some light buffing and re-oiling. However, if the wood is heavily damaged or has another type of finish on it, such as varnish or lacquer, a complete sanding and refinishing service will be in order.

Once the technician has determined what the most suitable option is, they will begin the service.

  • Cleaning - First, the floor will be cleaned of any dust and dirt.
  • Buffing/Sanding - The surface will be either buffed or completely sanded, depending on its condition and the amount of damage.
  • Vacuuming - The expert will thoroughly vacuum the floors, removing any dust that has accumulated during the previous step.
  • Re-oiling - Next, the technician will apply several fresh coats of the chosen finish. Usually, two coats are enough, but this depends on the finish and your floor, so a third layer may be necessary.
  • Buffing/Polishing - If you’d like your floors to have some extra shine, the surface can be buffed once the final coat dries completely.

And that’s it! All that’s left is for you to enjoy your freshly oiled flooring.

Why entrust the re-oiling of wooden floors to Fantastic Services

We believe in providing services we can be proud of. So, when choosing Fantastic Services to re-oil wood floors, you are guaranteed:

Experienced and certified flooring specialists

The technicians we work with are trained to work with all types of wooden flooring and finishes and have years of experience under their belts. And, for your peace of mind, they are fully insured.

A free on-site flooring inspection

To ensure your wooden floors get the treatment they need, we provide a complete assessment before the service, free of charge. This way, the expert will know exactly what procedure is suitable for your flooring and can guarantee your satisfaction. You will also receive a free quote with no obligation.

Industry-grade equipment and products

All specialists come equipped with high-quality products and machines to make sure the service is done right and your wood floor is left looking better than ever. In addition, you can rest easy, knowing that we work with eco-friendly solutions that won’t affect the environment.

Floor maintenance advice

If you need any tips on how to care for your oiled wooden floors, the specialists will be happy to share their advice with you.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q: How long does it take for an oiled floor to dry?

    A: It depends on the type of oil and the number of coats used. Each coat can take up to 24 hours to dry completely.

  • Q: How should I take care of my oiled floors?

    A: Taking care of oiled floors is pretty straightforward once they dry. Sweep or vacuum off any dirt or dust that can scratch up the surface and take care of any spills as soon as possible.

  • Q: How often is re-oiling needed for my wood floor?

    A: It depends on how much foot traffic your floor gets. In domestic properties, we recommend re-oiling once every 16-24 months. Commercial properties need more regular maintenance, so you can have a new coat applied once every 4-6 months.

  • Q: Does every flooring need re-oiling?

    A: Not all floors need to be re-oiled. For example, floor sanding is necessary if you want to switch from a lacquer finish to oil, which many find too time-consuming. In addition, some flooring types can't be oiled - these include laminate, vinyl, LVT, and EvoCore.

  • Q: Which areas do you cover?

    A: We offer the wood floor re-oiling service everywhere within the M25 area of London. You can schedule a free on-site inspection any time through our online booking form or GoFantastic app.

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