Modern low-solvent or solvent-free high-solid oils soak into the surface, impregnating the wood fibers and pores.
- Modern oiling systems are usually made from natural raw materials
- Oiled parquet and wood floors retain their porosity and help produce a pleasant room temperature
- They highlight the character of the wood by darkening its color and bringing out its texture
- Oils offer more scope for color than varnishes do
- Oils avoid side-bonding and go a long way, making them very economical
- Oil systems can be a very inexpensive way to treat surfaces and are easy to use
- Oils maintain the anti-slip properties of the wood itself
- Minor damage to oiled parquet and wood floors can usually be easily improved by re-oiling so that the marks are no longer noticeable
One of the downsides of impregnated wood surfaces is their stronger tendency to get dirty, which means they need more care. Another point is that the patina of an oiled floor is not to everyone's taste.