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Oiling a maple wood floor: the right and the wrong techniques

Maple wood -one of the most valued for its durability- brings life to any decor thanks to its elegance. Several types of maple are used for flooring, such as: Pennsylvania, silver, red, and sugar maple. Regardless of the species, a maple wood floor may last several years! This is why it is worth caring and protecting. This article will teach you the right technique to oil a maple wood floor.


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Oil or stain? Which will better protect your wooden patio?

When you started cleaning up this Spring, you probably noticed your backyard needed some care before the summer. Your wooden patio has lost its color and has even been damaged by climate changes. You need to apply something to protect it, but which is better on outdoor wood: stain or oil? The present article will answer this question.


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15 DIY essential cabinet making tools

Do you already have a complete DIY kit? If you are thinking about an exciting project and are looking for a rewarding creation hobby, make sure you have all the necessary tools.

Your tool selection will greatly affect the outcome of your projects. To save money while designing projects, you may consider renting tools or buying some on sale. The first tool needed is a sturdy roomy tool box. All that is left to do is filling it with musts.


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What Products Best Protect Barn Wood?

When renovating, we are constantly looking for new ideas. Barn wood is a trend material that will add a rustic element to your decor! To create an old-fashioned look, all you have to do is find or make some furniture using barn wood, no matter what it is: a bed head, a bed-side table, cabinets or frames. The only problem is that it is difficult to treat because its unique colour - which is the looked for element may easily change. This is why some products protect barn wood better than others.


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3 Steps to Restore an Old Hardwood Floor

An old hardwood floor is an attractive element in a room. Unfortunately over the years the floor may show signs of wear such as fading, stains or scratches, but there is no need to replace it. Restoring an old hardwood floor is a lot less expensive than making a new one. Restoring it allows to preserve the original materials, which is best for centenarian houses!


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Making a wooden bedside table in 5 steps

As you can see in the article titled 5 projects to be made using wood pallets, several types of furniture can be made using this material. This wood adds a rustic element to the decor. To change the look of your bedroom, why not make your own bedside table using wood pallets? This is an easy 5-step wood project.


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Which Livos oil should be used to protect exotic wood?

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IPÉ exotic wood is very popular for outdoor terraces and patios but also for flooring. Livos products are suitable for both indoor and outdoor projects. Find out about the right oils for exotic wood in each situation.


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3 mistakes to avoid when applying oil on your red pine wood floor

Red pine wood is a very popular material because of its low cost. To preserve a new red pine floor, oil is an excellent option. But if your floor has already been protected by varnish and if you want to oil it, you must first go through a few steps. No matter the case, thanks to this article, you will be able to avoid common mistakes linked to sanding and applying oil on red pine wood.


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Can Kunos products be applied inside furniture or on veneer and pressed wood?

On Kunos labels, can be seen a warning indicating that the oil used to treat wood should not be used on veneer, pressed wood or inside furniture. Here is why this warning does not apply in North America.


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5 Pieces of sound advice to make ecological wooden furniture

Making a piece of ecological wooden furniture not only makes the planet feel better, but your health as well. Obviously, nobody wants to be surrounded by harmful material. Environment-friendly furniture can be as good-looking as that bought in superstores. The difference mainly lies in the material selection! Here are 5 tips that will guide you when making 100% ecological wooden furniture!


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What is The Best Natural Hardwood Floor Cleaner?

There are many homemade cleaning products for nearly everything, even for your wooden floor. A natural hardwood floor cleaner can be a good solution if you want to avoid bringing toxic chemicals in your house. You can clean your wooden floor with homemade products or natural commercial products. Here are some popular options you can use to naturally clean your hardwood floor and why it’s best to go with the most ecological one.


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Best Wood Species For Your Next Exterior Projects

To choose the best type of wood for your projects, you must know the different types of wood available. Some wood species have particularly interesting properties for outdoor work including wall cladding, structure, flooring, paneling, and much more. Here are some examples of wood species to use for your outdoor projects.


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Bamboo kitchen counter: answering your questions

If you have a bamboo kitchen counter, you may wonder about its protection. Bamboo is no ordinary wood! Bamboo shoots are an exotic species well-known for its unfailing resistance. If you want your kitchen counter to stay intact for years, follow our tips on  the protection and maintenance of bamboo surfaces.


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Why Choose Exotic Wood for Your Backyard Projects?

Exotic wood is so beautiful that it is often considered for many projects, including outdoor undertakings. This type of wood is chosen for aesthetics and quality.

 

Let’s see why.


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How to Protect a Wood Retaining Wall in 3 Easy Steps

A wood retaining wall converts hills in your yard into an easily navigable land. The disadvantage of these wooden walls is that they can rot quickly. You must find the right product to protect your retaining wall. Here’s how you can protect your wood retaining wall in three easy steps:


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Which Product to Use on Oak Flooring?

Oak flooring is known for its ability to withstand the test of time. But, you still have to protect oak flooring with the right product. Here’s an overview of some of oak flooring attributes and the most effective products to use on your beautiful oak flooring.


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Oiling Your Stairs Is A Really Good Idea!

Wooden stairs offer a distinctive, beautiful look to any home. But taking care of the stairs can sometimes prove difficult. This is especially true if you are not using the right products to restore or finish the stairs. Varnish, for example, can lead to difficult complications when it comes to restore the stairs, which is why oil is often the absolute best choice.


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How To Maintain Your Wooden Kitchen Countertop?

The kitchen countertop is an essential, unsung hero of every home. For some people, a stone countertop is what works for them, but many homeowners prefer the look and feel of a kitchen wood countertop. If you’re one of those people, you already know that you need to exercise a little bit of care and maintenance to keep it in good shape. But we’re here to show you that adding extra wax or varnish isn’t always the way. If your wood countertop is being used for food preparation, natural oil is what we recommend. Here’s why!

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Is A Natural Oil Finish Right For Your Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors are one of the more popular choices for floor surfaces in homes these days, and it’s not hard to see why. The very distinct, warm look of hardwood gives homes a much friendlier, more “homey” look and feel. The texture is also pleasant as well, and, unlike stone or tile, tends to feel much warmer to exposed feet.

 

But there’s one decision homeowners need to make about how to protect their hardwood floors. This boils down to one of two choices; oil or varnish. We’re going to explain what the hardwood oil floor choice is, and why you might want to consider this.

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How To Protect Your Bamboo Kitchen Countertop

If you own or are thinking of getting a bamboo countertop installed in your kitchen, you’re making a great, distinctive choice! Bamboo wood is a rising star for wooden surfaces because it is ecologically sound. Not only is it a robust, versatile wood, its tropical roots mean that it is one of the most renewable wood sources on the planet thanks to how quickly it grows. If you’re interested in protecting it—or even restoring an old one—we can help make it a successful project!

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