Antiquity – Natural Oil: Derived from plant seeds this finish allowed new civilizations to seal wood floors. The downside was that they required frequent reapplications and could not protect the wood from common staining agents.
19th Century Hard Wax Oil: – This was a revolutionary step forward in that with the development of petroleum paraffin wax was now very affordable. Wax was now mixed into the natural oils making the coatings thicker and the reapplication of oil less frequent. However, the downside of vulnerability to common staining agents, coffee, tea, wine, mustard, etc., still remained. This product arrives at the job site primed not fully finished requiring a coat of oil to be applied adding cost. This solvent based oil is flammable and requires long drying times after application
1960’s UV Oil: Closely resembling polyurethane UV Oil eliminate issues with common staining agents. However, they do not have the resistance to wear of modern polyurethanes and are thus susceptible to premature wear. Maintenance systems comprised of acrylic polishes are prone to build up.
21st Century – Hallmark Floors Nu Oil®: A hybrid two stage Oil finish for a new era! Hallmark creates the color in layers and then seals the floor with a thermal cured oil. Additionally, a blend of unique natural oils are then added on top of the thermal oil offering an unsurpassed level of stain protection for the floor. Simple maintenance systems eliminate the flammability issues of other oil systems, with simple trigger spray applications for the 21st centuries busy lifestyles.
Hybrid Multi-Layer finish produces the most durable and versatile oil finish in the marketplace. Nu Oil® is unsurpassed in stain & wear resistance.