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Treatex Hardner
Treatex Hardener

Treatex Hardner

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For high traffic floors Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear can be mixed in the ratio 10:1 to Treatex Hardener to increase the mechanical resistance of the finished surface. Treatex Hardener can be used in one or both coats of Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear. Adding Treatex Hardener to Treatex Hardwax Oil starts a chemical reaction which can’t be stopped. The mixture will set in the tin even with the lid on! The mixture remains usable for up to three hours, so only mix enough for one coat at a time.

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How many coats of oil on oak worktop?

How many coats of oil you apply to your worktop after sanding and cleaning really depends on the product you are using, always follow full the manufacturers guidelines, but in most case two to three coats will be sufficient.

What colour silicone for oak worktop?

You would normally match the silicon you are using around the worktop to the tiles being used for the splash back. If you are not using tiles in most cases people either try to match to the worktop colour or go for stand white silicon.

Why is my wooden worktop sticky?

If your wooden worktop is sticky after apply a surface treatment, you have over applied the product and in most cases you will need to wait for it to dry and then remove by re-sanded and then re-apply the treatment as thinly as is possible, more coats and much better than one thick coat.

How to clean oak worktop?

You will only even need to clean your oak worktop with warm soapy water and a soft cloth, it's important to avoid using any abrasive cleaning products or scouring pads as these will damage the surface of the worktops and will greatly increase your long term maintenance requirements.

How to re-oil oak worktops?

Firstly you will need to sand the whole of the existing worktop to remove any old treatment and scratches and stains, start off with 60 grit sandpaper working up to 220grit for the finished surface. When this has been achieved the surface needs to be fully cleaned and all dust removed so it’s ready for your chosen treatment.

If using Linseed or Danish oils, Pour a small amount of the oil directly onto the worktop surface and using the lint free cloth, spread it over the surface until you have a very thin and even layer that covers the whole of the worktop.

For hardwax oil follow the same process but use a suitable paint brush and ensure each coat is as thin as possible.

Once you have the thinnest possible layer of Wax or Oil, allow to fully dry before commencing a second coat, never over brush the wet surface.

How to oil oak worktop?

If using Linseed or Danish oils, pour a small amount of the oil directly onto the worktop surface and using the lint free cloth, spread it over the surface until you have a very thin and even layer that covers the whole of the worktop.

For Hardwax oils follow the same process but use a suitable paint brush and ensure each coat is as thin as possible.

Once you have the thinnest possible layer of Wax or Oil, allow to fully dry before commencing a second coat, never over brush the wet surface.

Best oil for oak worktops?

We would always recommend using a Hardwax Oil for Kitchen worktops, such as Treatex Hardwax. These are a blend of natural oils and waxes that offer exceptional durability and are completely food safe, they are water repellent penetrate into the surface of the wood stopping any peeling or flaking.

How to clean engineered hardwood floors?

Cleaning hardwood floors is a simple process when the right products are used. Always try to use recommended wooden flooring cleaning products and do not just rely on a mop that will be forever splashing moisture onto a natural product that loves to soak up water.

These cleaning kits consists of a microfibre mop and wood flooring cleaner. The microfibre mop can be used damp or dry. This mop will actively lift dirt and grime more efficiently than a traditional mop. The mop pad can be removed and put in a washing machine to clean it. This can be done hundreds of times.

Are engineered hardwood floors sealed?

Normally you can expect your engineered flooring to be treated with either a Hardwax Oil or a UV lacquer, this will help protect the surface of the wood flooring from dirt ingress and staining. Quite often you will also see unfinished engineered flooring, which will need to be treated after installation. This product is normally used by contractors who like to sand and treat the flooring after all building works have been completed, which helps remove the potential problem of surface damage during the buildings final construction.

What does engineered hardwood floors mean?

Engineered wood flooring refer to the process of bonding different layer of wood together to form a more stable and durable product than using solid wood. These layers normally consist of the top layer (veneer) of solid wood up to 6mm and then a ply base normally up to 16mm in thickness.

How long do Engineered Wood Floors last?

Engineered wood flooring is a high-quality product that if maintained correctly will last for decades with very little maintenance. It does depend to some degree on the thickness of the veneer used on the flooring and how many times it has been sanded. Generally, each sanding will remove 1mm of the veneer, so if you re-sand every 5 years and you have 6mm veneer it will last at least 30 years.

Can you mop engineered wood floors?

There are a large amount of Engineered wood floor cleaners that can be applied with a wet mop, you must ensure that the mop is well drained to avoid moisture being left to dwell on the surface of the flooring and any damp patches must be dried immediately.

How often to refinish engineered hardwood floors?

How often you re-finish your engineered flooring, really depends on a number of factors, Firstly how much use does your floor receive, if your flooring is in a high traffic area such as a hallway and kitchens, you can expect to want to re-finish your flooring after approx. a period of five to ten years, if the flooring is installed in low traffic areas this time frame will be greatly increased.

Secondly it really depends on the level of finish you are expecting to maintain, if you happy with the patina caused by everyday wear and tear you may never have to re-finish the surface, but if you want to maintain it in its original perfect state, you may want to re-finish every few years, if this is what you are looking to achieve, we would recommend going for the thickest wear layer possible, normally 6mm, this will allow you to re-finish up to 6 times, therefore extending the life of the flooring.

How much glue for engineered wood flooring?

As a rule of thumb you would normally get 1sqm per 1kg of Polymer based wood flooring adhesive, such as Rewmar, as long as you are using the correct depth trowel.

How to finish an engineered wood floor?

Most Engineered Wood flooring will come pre-finished and will require no additional finish treatment. If you have purchase Unfinished Wood Flooring, then you have a number of possible options, but generally you are able to select a natural colour finish that will preserve the natural appearance of the timber or you are able to choose a coloured stain of your choice.

We would always recommend using a Hardwax Oil such as Treatex Hard Wax, this will provide a hardwearing protective coat over the top of the coloured stain or directly over the finished wood surface.

What is engineered wood flooring made of?

All our Engineered wood floors are made up of a top layer of solid oak veneer between 4 and 6mm in thickness. This is bonded to a hardwood ply base of between 11-14mm using modern adhesives. The quality and thickness of these components ensure the durability and stability of the manufactured product and have a great bearing on the longevity of the installation.

Is engineered wood flooring waterproof?

Engineered wood flooring in not waterproof and should not be used in damp environments. It will be able to withstand some small amounts of water from everyday spillages, if dried in reasonable time, and not left to dwell on the surface.

How to install engineered hardwood floors?

There are various way to install Engineered Wood Flooring it really does depend on the product you have purchased and the type of finish you are looking for. We would always recommend full glue down installations for any of our products, as we only offer the highest standard of wood flooring sourced from European manufacturers, and we feel this type of installation does justice to the product. Please follow link below to our wood flooring installation guide for further information on installation techniques.


How much does engineered wood flooring cost?

The price of Engineered Wood Flooring can vary greatly depending on many factors from width and length, surface finish, wear layer thickness and what part of the world the wood flooring is manufactured. We would always recommend purchasing Engineered wood flooring that is manufactured within North America or Europe, the manufacturing process in these countries are superior and the quality of the finished products are far superior to products made in the Far East. You can expect to see a price range for engineered flooring between £30 and £50 per sqm + VAT depending on the factors mentioned above, but we would always recommend going for the best quality product you can afford, as the better-quality products offer much better value in the long run.

How much to does it cost to fit engineered wood flooring?

As a rule of thumb, you can expect the cost of fitting engineered wood flooring to be between £15 and £30 + VAT per sqm, depending on the scale of the job, its complexity and where in the country you live. There are also likely to be some additional costs to the installation such as wood flooring adhesive and PVA glue and possibly foam underlay. All these additions will need to be added to the total costs of the installation.

These prices do not cover the removal of the existing floor and the correct disposal of all waste.

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