Natural Oil & Hard Waxoils
In the domestic market, hard waxoils and UV oils have become more widespread. They are transparent penetrating substances, usually based on vegetable oils and natural waxes. They penetrates into the core of the wood for long-lasting protection, while preserving the wood's natural beauty and elasticity. The final floor will need occasional maintenance and depending on traffic will require replenishing of the oils every year or so.
Lacquer is a clear or coloured varnish that dries by solvent evaporation to produce a hard, durable, protective finish or film in any sheen level from matt to gloss and is primarily used in wood finishing. Although not as popular in the domestic market as a decade or two ago, Lacquers are still widely used in commercial environments and where low-maintenance and extra durability is required, only the old glossy look has made way for a more matt finish.