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Laying new engineered wood - need oiling post-install?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by dahokolomoki, 8 Nov 2017.

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    dahokolomoki

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    I'm getting conflicting advice from various parties, most of them with a vested interest, so thought I would ask for some impartial opinions!

    I'm installing engineered wood oak flooring in my house. It is a pre-oiled wood, with already two coats of oil (normal oil, not UV oil).

    - The floor supply company says it is not necessary to oil after install, as it is already oiled.
    - The installer recommends adding another coat of oil after install.
    - Another installer says they are hesitant, because any oiling would change the colour of the floor, so if you're happy with what you see don't add oil and complicate things. (and the floor supply company can't tell me exact oil brand they used).
    - Wife thinks I'm mad to consider as the quote for oiling is going to add about another £1.2k to the cost (150sqm worth of oiling)

    What is your experience?
     
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    I had a new floor laid last year, pre treated as yours. I cleaned & re oiled after 6mths.
    It wont hurt putting another coat on now & whilst the room is empty its easier to do.
     
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