When choosing a timber floor coating it is important to consider what benefits your coating choice will provide you with in the long run.
There is a large price difference between the coating types, which is reflected in the quality of the coating, where it is manufactured and the Health benefits.
Australian Wood Review Tips on applying Evolution Hardwax Oils.
Hardwax oils have become very popular over the past few years as a great alternative polish to lacquers and polyurethanes. Personally I am slightly allergic to the latter and now solely use these hardwax oils.
Ten top tips for a longer lasting timber coating.
10. Spills from the food and liquids are usually no problem if wiped up in good time.
How long will Hardwax Oils last? Depending on the floors use and maintenance, generally 5 to 7 years, if not more.
Do I have to re-sand after 5 to 7 years? Generally not, simply clean up and recut the surface and reapply.
What is the approximate coverage of Evolution Hardwax Oils? Coverage is highly dependent on the type of wood and method of application. Coverage is approximately 30 square meters per litre, 1 coat. Remember when buying a timber coating "Don't count my litre count by square meter!"
Whittle Waxes Mission
Whittle Wax will revolutionise the finishing of wooden surfaces in Australia and become the leading supplier of natural timber finishes in this continent.
Whittle Wax can do this by providing quality, natural finishes for timbers that enhance the grain of the wood while at the same time endowing it with long lasting durability.
Whittle Wax products are ecologically sound; ensuring the health and safety of humans, while helping to protect and sustain the environment. Whittle Wax will provide a reliable source of these finishes backed by readily accessible and friendly professional advice.
Preparation Cleaner refreshes your hardwax oiled floor, with no need for aggressive sanding.
Whittle Waxes Preparation Cleaner is an aggressive cleaner for dirty or worn surfaces in commercial situations. Preparation Cleaner removes contaminates such as dirt, grease and fat leaving the surface ready for refinishing or refreshing.
Whittle Waxes has the perfect solution for treating timber in wet areas. Our Hardwax Oil coatings are water repellent, not only water resistant like many other coatings. They are not only lustrous, but also slip resistant, durable and non-toxic. These finishes can be safely specified for all residential / commercial projects.
There are many benefits of our Hardwaxes Oils in wet areas such as bathrooms, as the product does have not a skin building process. This allows the timber to breathe, therefore climatic changes are accommodated. A skin is susceptible to cracking which then allowing water to penetrate and discolour the timber. The likeliness of this happening to timber with a penetrative Hardwax oil finish is dramatically reduced.
Skeptical? Here’s what carpenter, builder, tinkerer and inventor Oliver Maclatchy from Wood Melbourne has to say.
Renovating? And you would like your extensions timber floor to match the existing one?
Here is the solution. We propose a game of base colours which are all intermixable. The colours are the most currently used in stained timber surfaces, but you are not limited to theses colours alone.
At Whittle Waxes in Ringwood, Victoria we are able to match and create colours unique to the individual client’s needs.
Here is what you simply need to do.
Whittle Care and Maintenance Tips
To keep your timber floors and surfaces looking their best and to help protect them for years to come, it is important to keep them clean and to maintain the wax layer. The surface of a floor is damaged by abrasive particles which wear away at the floors finish. Dust and dirt accumulate and when walked upon have a similar effect to sandpaper.
Using the Cleaning and Maintenance Kit for general routine cleaning and/or maintenance replenishes the surface through the application of additional wax.
The Australian Building Codes Board has come up with some new slip resistant regulations and laws for stairs, we are now among the toughest country for laws about slip safety on staircases in the world.
The motive behind these new extremely strict regulations was that over half of reported injuries in Australia were cause by slipping, tripping or falling on stairs.
All products for stairs must be tested by an independent advanced research and technology testing laboratory. Attar is a common one used in these cases.
We called upon Attar to test our Whittle Waxes Anti-Slip, and were not surprised but highly pleased by our results!