FLOOR maintenance specialist, Conrad Park turned to OSMO UK when renovating and refreshing an existing oak floor in a family kitchen. Owing to its ‘hardwearing properties and aesthetically pleasing finish’, Polyx-Oil was selected to rejuvenate the room in the heart of the home.
When the client requested a timeless appearance that would refresh and protect the wooden floor in the kitchen, Conrad Park recognised two coats of Osmo UK Polyx-Oil Effect Raw 3044 would create the desired result.
Preparation of the three-day project began with 60 grit sanding, before abrading with a mesh disc on 120 grit. The floor was then thoroughly vacuumed to remove the residual dust before applying the finish.
Owing to Osmo UK finishes being very viscid, and containing oil and wax, the wood absorbs the finish to provide a smooth surface, resulting in the extra level of sanding not being required.
Conrad Park applied the natural finish with an Osmo UK microfibre roller. For the hard-to-reach areas, including the edges, corners and under the kitchen island, Conrad Park opted for an Osmo UK flat brush. The finish was applied thinly, using just under two 2.2L to achieve the desired look.
‘Osmo UK is by far my favourite wood finish to use internally and externally,’ explains Conrad. ‘It’s incredibly easy to apply, gives the floor a natural look, protects the surface against spillages, and most important, is easy to maintain.’