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Do you have to seal/feed floorboards?

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Pinny57 Mon 11-Aug-14 17:04:48

We've moved into a new house which was renovated about 3 years ago. The floorboards are lovely, and I have cleaned the floor on a regular basis. Do I need to reapply any sort of oil or wax, and what happens if I don't?

Pinny57 Wed 13-Aug-14 15:01:30

Anyone? Advice re wooden floor??

fiorentina Sat 16-Aug-14 22:16:51

Are they original or newer solid wood type boards?

Pinny57 Mon 18-Aug-14 17:16:59

They are new floorboards. Solid, not engineered.

fiorentina Tue 19-Aug-14 20:40:57

We has ours resanded when we bought our house and used Osmo oil but purely because there were worn patches that didn't look great. We will need to do this again in 3-5 years I think depending on wear. Hope that helps.

PigletJohn Wed 20-Aug-14 08:06:54

They are often varnished but might be oiled. The previous occupiers should know if you ask them.

If they are bare timber they are probably dirty and will need sanding first.

I can't see yours from here.

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