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Our New Vans Have Arrived!

We’d like to introduce you to the latest members of Tadas Wood Flooring, Inc… our new fully wrapped vans! Our business is growing so we have 3 vans now – the new one pictured below and our 2 existing ones – all done up in full color vinyl wraps.

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Thinking of Staining Your Hardwood Floors a Dark Color?

Lately we’ve been getting a lot of requests about dark stained hardwood floors. Seems like deep, rich, dark colored floors are as popular as ever. We’ve been doing 3 to 5 of them a month lately. Good thing we love doing them!

So this month we thought we’d put together a blog post to answer the most common questions we are asked about choosing, applying and living with dark stained floors. Let’s go through them one by one…

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The Hardwax Oil Experiment – The Winner

Over the last 4 months we’ve been conducting a huge experiment with the best offerings amongst the hardwax oil family. This week we finally made the decision on which finish will have the great honor of making it into our elite class of finishes we recommend and use.

Actually we have a tie for the winner and each of the winners will be recommended for select situations depending on our client’s needs… we’ll get to those in a minute. But first let’s have a quick review of our experiment…

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The Hardwax Oil Experiment – Part 4 Pallmann Magic Oil

So here we are 4 months into our Hardwax Oil Experiment. This is our final test subject – Pallmann Magic Oil. For the last 3 months we have extensively tested and reviewed OSMO Oil, Rubio Monocoat and Bona Indoor Oil. After our not so great outcome last month with Bona’s product, we’re happy to report that this hardwax oil did way better!

Unlike Rubio Monocoat and OSMO, most people will probably not have heard very much about Pallmann Magic Oil. In fact getting any consumer information about it can be very difficult because the distributor in the States doesn’t market anywhere near as well as the other two hardwax oil distributors.

But if you’ve browsed through our website you’ve probably noticed that we’re HUGE fans of Pallmann’s water-based finishes.

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The Hardwax Oil Experiment – Part 3 Bona Indoor Oil

Well here we are for Part 3 of our “Hardwax Oil Experiment”. If you haven’t seen the last two installments you can read them here – Rubio Monocoat review and OSMO review. This month we tested Bona Indoor Oil…

Unfortunately this review won’t be as detailed as the last two, basically… because Bona Indoor Oil didn’t pass our in-depth testing phase.

When products don’t do well in our shop, we never test them on client’s floors and use them as guinea pigs. We feel that’s a very unprofessional thing to do and we wouldn’t want someone doing that to us.

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The Hardwax Oil Experiment – Part 2 Rubio Monocoat

Well we are back for Part 2 of our ‘Hardwax Oil Experiment’ where we are extensively testing and reviewing the 3 top hard wax oils available in the States, specifically Illinois. Last month we did a review on OSMO Hardwax Oil (click here if you missed it). This month we are going to review Rubio Monocoat Oil.

Rubio Monocoat Oil is imported from Belgium. Here’s a rundown of the features and benefits from the Rubio Monocoat marketing material:

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The Hardwax Oil Experiment – Part 1 OSMO

At Tadas Wood Flooring Inc. we’re constantly looking for and testing new finish systems so we can guarantee the best coatings for our client floors. In my last blog post I mentioned that over the next few months we’ll be testing several these new hard wax oil finishes that have entered market here in the States. Well for this post we’re going to dive right in to our first finish test subject – OSMO Hard Wax Oil…

The OSMO Polyx Oil finish system comes from Germany where it’s been in use for many, many years. It’s only recently gained steam over on this side of the pond though. We’ve used it about 10 times during the last few months so we’ve had a pretty good test run with it. Here’s a rundown of features and benefits from the OSMO marketing material:

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