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THE OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE – SOLIA AND SOLIA+

27 August 2021

Which Cleaners to use for Oiled Wood?

Maintenance is often a barrier when it comes to choosing your floor protection.  At LIGNA®we are convinced that an oiled floor is an excellent choice.  We therefore want to give you the tools and advice to facilitate your understanding of the life cycle of oiled wood.  In this article, we will summarize the difference between SOLIA and SOLIA+ and how to use them well.

With LIGNA®’s maintenance bundle, you will be a professional in the maintenance of oiled wood.

Was your floor oiled at the factory? If so, no problem at all!  The LIGNA® range of maintenance products is designed for both field-applied oils and pre-oiled wood.

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STEP 1 • SOLIA – REGULAR CLEANER FOR OILED WOOD

SOLIA is the symbol of our cleaning products. It is the solution for a weekly maintenance of oiled woods.  On the one hand, you can use it for your daily cleaning, but in addition, you can also use it for small daily messes.  It cleans and degreases, leaving no residue on the surface.  If you have an oiled floor, you should have a bottle of  SOLIA at home!

SOLIA is a concentrated product to be diluted in water.  You will only need one or two capfuls per litre of water to wash your surface.  The dirtier it is, the more capfuls (reasonably) you will need.

It has a pleasant smell and is VOC-free.  Furthermore, you don’t need to rinse it out!  Isn’t that just marvellous?

SOLIA is not just a simple cleaner; its solvent-free composition and neutral pH cleans without damaging the surface.  Made from coconut and soybean oils, it hydrates the wood and prevents the surface from drying out.  It will help keep your wood beautiful over a longer period.


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STEP 2 • SOLIA+ PROTECTIVE CLEANER FOR OILED WOOD

SOLIA+ is a monthly protector that is used in rotation with SOLIA.  It is also composed of coconut and soybean oils, but additionally, it is supplemented with vegetable wax.  This wax creates a thin layer of protection on the surface of the wood preventing it from absorbing the original oil.  It is normal that over time, the oil seeps deeper through the wood, giving way to the wax which will protect your oiled wood surface better and longer.  In addition, the wax makes the surface soft to the touch and increases its durability.

It is possible to give a little shine with a mop during its application.  The satin matte appearance of your floor will therefore be preserved.  To avoid creating too much difference in lustre, we recommend applying it over the entire surface and not just locally.

SOLIA+ is ready to use and is available with a spray for ease of application. 

Why not just do the maintenance with SOLIA+?   This product is not designed for regular maintenance.  The build-up of wax on an oiled floor can create a thick film on the surface which causes white marks.  If this happens, don’t worry, your floor is still intact and protected.  This wax film can be easily removed with the EXTREMO cleaner.


During the first year after applying oil, you will need no other product.  If after a visual assessment there are no signs of wear or stains, you can continue your maintenance as described in STEP-1 • SOLIA and STEP-2 • SOLIA+.

As soon as your oiled wood surface shows stains or signs of wear, you should follow STEP-3 • EXTREMO and STEP-4 • GENERIO.

THE OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE – EXTREMO AND GENERIO


If you are concerned about the maintenance of your wood floor, give us a call! It will be our pleasure to advise you.

LOGO LIGNA
By: LES FINITIONS ÉVO HOME FINISHING

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