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Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by whyme!, 18 Aug 2008.

  1. whyme!

    whyme!

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    I followed advise from many, but most thanks to woodyoulike.
    I opted for Elka brushed and oiled 22mm planks with a 6mm oak layer.
    Must admit im very pleased with the finished look.
    I do however have a further few questions.
    1) Elka provide a treatment called Elka protect which i have used over the floor as per their advise. It does however feel very much like a linceed oil.
    Could linceed oil be used(much cheaper)
    2) they also state not to use waxes on the floor. Very strange as i thought a wax would be ideal for a wood floor???
    Ill post some pics when i download from camera.
     
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    Looking forward to those pictures!
    We're not familiar with Elka floors, but I do know that every manufacturer uses a specific oil to pre-finish their floors. Some also attune their maintenance products to the type of oil used for the factory finish. some have their own (more expansive) brands, other use 'normal' brands.

    And it's always best to follow the manufacturers instructions on maintenance.
    (And I agree with you on the wax issue: or do they mean don't use alcohol based wax?)
     
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    it just states:
    "Never use any of the following products or similar in nature on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax based
    products, detergents, bleach, polishers, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials such as vinegar."
     
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    ok
    some pics in Your Projects
     

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