Hardwood floors coated with Hardwax Oil finish provide a new, fully environmentally-friendly hardwood flooring solution, and will be of interest to interior designers, architects and homeowners who are looking for healthy, durable, and natural flooring solutions. The new finish is produced from natural ingredients, including organic wax of Carnauba palm tree and oil of Tung tree.
“Launching the new Hardwax Oil finish is the next definitive step that we are taking toward producing entirely green and Eco-friendly flooring,” said Vladimir Ianovski, founder of Coswick Hardwood Inc. “At this time, Hardwax Oil is one of few hardwood flooring finishes that are eco-friendly, durable, stylish, as well as very easy to maintain and repair."
The effect of Hardwax Oil finish is two-fold: oil easily penetrates into wood pores, saturating the wood, strengthening and protecting it from ill effects of moisture and dirt; wax creates a hard protective film on the wood surface.
Benefits of Hardwax Oil Finish:
1) Eco-friendly and hypoallergenic finish.
Organic wax of Carnauba palm tree, the main ingredient in Hardwax Oil, is known for its hypoallergenic properties and is widely used in production of cosmetics, lipstick, deodorants, eye mascara, dental floss, as well as in production of sweets.
2) Hardwax Oil finish preserves the natural look and feel of authentic wood.
Hardwax Oil is used in conjunction with wire brushing technology. Softwood is gently brushed away, exposing and emphasizing the natural texture, unique grain and beauty of white oak. Hardwax Oil coated oak hardwood floors have wood pores that appear to be “open”, visually preserving the depth of grain texture and relief.
3) Hardwax Oil creates a forgiving floor surface that is easy to maintain and renew.
Gentle matte sheen that is characteristic of Hardwax Oil finish disguises dust, most minor dents, scratches, and footprints. Hardwax Oil provides excellent protection from ill effects of most household solvents and food substances, such as coffee, red wine etc.
4) Resistance to moisture and temperature fluctuations.
Hardwax Oil is a very elastic finish that has high resistance to moisture and temperature fluctuations. For this reason, wood floors this type of finish can be installed in a wide range of interiors, including restaurants, bars and other public spaces with high levels of foot traffic.
Hard Wax finish is going to replace existing Eco Silk Oil and Eco Silk Wax finishes that are currently used in Coswick Arts & Crafts collection of wide plank engineered oak flooring. Hardwood floors coated with new finish will become available in North America in the end of November 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.coswick.com