Xilo1934 oil finished floors continue to breathe because oil is 98% pure as it is made of only natural materials and goes deep into the wood without closing its pores. No additional layer is therefore created, thus the wood keeps its structure and natural hue and becomes more wear resistant.
Oil finishings meet the DIN-68861, 1st regulation perfectly. In fact they are water-repellent and resist to most liquids used normally at table, such as wine, beer, tea, coke, fruit juices, milk and water. They are also in accordance with the DIN 53160 and EN 71 regulations as they meet the requirements concerning children’s toys. This kind of finish requires a particular care as time goes by, for this reason a cleaning and maintenance plan composed of few simple instructions has been drawn
Oil finished floors are given a very resistant treatment in the factory and they are ready to be used immediately after installation. However, it is always a good idea to apply a coat of maintenance oil.
WEEKLY AND DAILY CLEANING
We suggest removing dust and dirt, sweeping or vacuum cleaning the floor. To clean the floor it is necessary to use a well-strung cloth, using the Maintenance Soap which has to be diluted with water (1/8 litre of soap in 5 litres of lukewarm water) or Oil Refresher. In this way, not only is the floor being cleaned, but a protective layer is also created, thus increasing the resistance of the surface and extending period of extraordinary maintenance.
If the floor is particularly dirty, instead of using the soap, the Intensive Cleanser needs to be used (1/8 of Cleanser in 5 litre of lukewarm water). In this case, an application of maintenance oil is required.Particularly resistant stains can be removed with the Spot Remover, which must be sprayed on the stains and left there. If the wood has absorbed any dirt, a light sanding of the area is necessary, followed by an application of Maintenance Oil.
The oil can be sprayed on the floor only after it has been dried completely. Spread the oil by hand or with the floor polisher immediately after applying it. Remove any excess oil with a dry cloth in order to avoid brighter areas. If necesssary, repeat until the floor appears saturated and with an opaque and silk-like surface. The floor can be used after about 4-5 hours (at about 18-20° C).
After 24 hours, Soap can be used to clean it.