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The Pros and Cons of Natural Oil

The Pros and Cons of Natural Oil

Natural oil is becoming a popular option for floor polishing, as it is equally protective as it beautifies the appearance of your floor. Oil finish illuminates a lacquer-free look with a matte low sheen finish, imparting a rusty look on your floor. Although it doesn’t provide protection against wear extensively, it is highly suitable for areas with high humidity and moisture levels, such as bathroom or kitchen. Oil components can easily penetrate through the surface and hardens the wood fibres, which enhance its durability. This reduces the probability of joint cracking and wide gaps between individual woods. See this article about the new Lobacure UV cured system.

Furthermore, floor oiling also provides flexibility for repair. Damages, such as dent or scratch, can be easily blended and disguised without the need of sanding the damaged surface. Larger abrasion, in the other hand, might require sanding to the defected area, so you don’t need to re-do the entire floor. The only downside for oil finish is that cleaning and maintenance are required regularly as oil covers wear faster than other finishing options.


  • Enhance the natural look on your timber
  • No Smell
  • Non Toxic
  • Easier maintenance
  • Greater flexibility to repair damages
  • Environmental-friendly
  • Good durability


  • Requires more frequent care with Parkett soap or Wax Cleaner
  • Needs annual top up

Application for oil-based cover is also very simple but requires buffing in. Lobasol Impact Oil is a 100% natural vegetable oil that contains no water, solvents or waxes, which is available in stock here. It is available in either transparent or in 10 different colours.  I hope this has helped you with The Pros and cons of natural oil.

If you are interested in Timber Floor Oiling, we can provide a quote over the phone or arrange an on-site visit. Call us on 0438 777 561 for further inquiries.

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