Varnished are those wood floors that are covered with a layer of insulating varnish on the surface. Varnishes, both with solvent and water-based (polyurethane), are harmful to our health because, being derived from petroleum, they release harmful substances throughout their life. This solution, in the short term, can be very practical, but after a few years of use, especially in high traffic areas, the varnish (polyurethane) wears out and tears away, causing the wood left unprotected to become grey. The only way to restore it is to sand it and repaint it: an invasive, expensive and unhealthy procedure.
Oil treatments, produced with vegetable chemistry, can instead be defined biocompatible and, therefore, healthy. They are the real alternative to varnish: instead of creating a surface film, they soak the wood in depth, saturating it and protecting it from liquids and wear, making it possible to restore it without sanding. Attention, however: on the market there are many oil treatments that, due to the fast industrial procedures, are not practical and they are easy to stain because the pores of the wood are not completely saturated.
Thanks to our BioPlus® oiling cycle, which saturates the wood pores without clogging them, we at Fiemme Tremila can guarantee you an oiled, biocompatible and stain-free wood floor. Test it with wine: pour a glass of red wine on the wood and let it dry for 24 hours. If the stain is cleaned with simple water and mild soap, we have kept our promise.