Oiling Wood Floors

Are you looking at the process of oiling your wood floors? Do you need advice, guidance, or a quote from a quality wood flooring company?

Oiling, or lacquering as it is also called, adds that glittering shine to your wood floors and brings a stunning look in any room. It is one of the concluding stages of our floor sanding process and we do a marvellous job of it.

At GJP Floor Sanding, our flooring professionals have a glowing reputation for restoring dead wood floors to life and creating a super shine. Our customer service levels are second to none in the business, and by using the latest technology and materials for oiling wood floors, our service delivery has consistently wowed our hundreds of happy customers; and we can put a smile on your face too.

Contact Us to Request a Free Wood Flooring Oiling Assessment or Quote

A Hallmark of Quality

If you feel your wood floors are currently off colour or dull, don’t hesitate to contact us on 07773 769 931.

GJP Floor Sanding Company is a Which? Trusted Trader approved company which signifies the commitment we put into delivering excellent service to each and every one of our customers.

What’s more, we are available every day of the week, and offer an obligation free visit if you want advice about oiling your wood floor.

Contact us now for a free, transparent wood oiling quote, and to find out how we can make your wooden floors shine with quality once again.

The Wood Oiling Process

This normally comes as the fifth stage in restoring a wood floor. At this point, we ensure that your wood floors have been properly sanded and power vacuumed. There is often a confusion between lacquering and hard wax oiling; the major difference is in the type of pile roller used for each process.

When a floor has been freshly sanded, it becomes porous to water or atmospheric moisture, hence it is advisable to coat immediately with oil or lacquer (varnish). We use a high quality roller for the oiling process because we want to give the floors a fine finishing.

The lacquer used by our professionals doesn’t only beautify the wood floor, but it is hard wearing and improves its durability. It also requires less maintenance all year round.

We start from a corner of the room, applying the oil mix along the ends of the corners (about 24 to 36 inches wide), then we proceed down the end board using the grain against the back wall. Oiling wood floors requires some skill in order to avoid puddles of oil or lacquer on the floor. GJP technicians are professionals at this, and we assure you of a thoroughly oiled floor with no splash or lacquer stains on any other part of your home.

Some people prefer to stain their wood floors before oiling or varnishing. We also offer this service if you desire; floor staining/colouring adds a personality to your room and gives it a cosy atmosphere with its rich tones. GJP Floor Sanding professionals use Morrells Litefast for a more appealing effect. It is also longer lasting and has a high opacity for unbeatable colour depth.

Before putting a final coat on, we usually rub the wood down with a 120 grit paper and hoover it. When applying hardwax oils to hardwood floors, our technicians prefer two coats on the surface, in some cases, a third layer may be required.

Please note that oil can only be applied over a previously used wood stain if that stain was water-based. If it isn’t a water-based stain, the oil will not sink in effectively and you may get some mixed results.

Sealing and protecting your floors is an important step of the wood floor restoration process so carefully decide on what finish is best for you and your floor. Our floor refinishing London experts have plenty of experience dealing with all types of finish and will be able to help you choose the best product for your home.



Excellent from start to finish. Job finished as quoted plus a few small potential extras as agreed before work started (with no amends needed to final invoice), work completed faster than quoted, friendly and professional all the way, excellent communication during the work. Very happy with the final result.
Graham Luckhurst
Graham Luckhurst
19:32 25 Jun 18
Have use this company a number of times now for a few of my venues. They have just finished a wonderful job one 3 of them. I will continue to use them in future with no hesitation. Great guys to have along with great rates. I will be continuing to use them in future.
Jamie Hardy
Jamie Hardy
09:20 05 Jan 18
Fantastic quote and fantastic work carried out by GJP. My shop floor has never looked so good. They were quicker than i thought as well. I highly recommend them! Thanks again guys!
Carl Watts
Carl Watts
11:53 18 Dec 17
Such a brilliant job done on my mum's floor. We were hunting high and low for a great price and we found it. The whole bottom of the house looks like New.
Lake Causer
Lake Causer
18:09 03 Jan 18
We choose GJP Flooring after looking at Reviews and after how professional and attentive GJP were when they came to look at our job. GJP were true professionals, our job was completed quickly, my boards where a mess, GJP sorted out the full, with no mess, we now have beautiful polished natural floor boards that don’t squeak, they even went beyond expectations and polished other wood.
Abbul Naveed
Abbul Naveed
08:52 14 Aug 18
Great attentive service. Lovely finish to our floor. Very pleased, with our wooden floors. Great service and deserves a recommendation.
Dax MacPherson
Dax MacPherson
08:58 14 Aug 18
We had all the carpets taken up in the Victorian house we recently moved into. The old wooden floors and stairs were in dire need of a sanding.We have had compliments from everyone who has visited the home, including other tradesmen. We are delighted with the work and would happily recommend GJP Flooring to anyone.
Paul Davies
Paul Davies
08:02 17 Aug 18
GJP Flooring did an amazing job on my floor, they were on time very efficient and tidied up after themselves, the floor looks amazing, I am so glad I didn't have to get a new floor. I would highly recommend these to anyone!
Christaugunus Opara
Christaugunus Opara
15:25 28 Aug 18
They did such a good job, the floor looks amazing. Really great service and finish. We had the whole upstairs of our flat sanded and oiled and boards repaired.
Melvyn Rattenbury
Melvyn Rattenbury
09:20 03 Sep 18
GJP Floor Sanding did a great job with my kitchen wood floor. They are honest and very professional. He will give you helpful suggestions to make your floor look just perfect. Highly recommend.
Tina Baker
Tina Baker
15:46 04 Sep 18
The floor is beautiful. They know what their customers want. They completely changed my bedroom floor. It looks amazing now. The pricing is straightforward and affordable. I will absolutely be recommend GJP to anyone.
Dina Howard
Dina Howard
08:21 06 Sep 18
Brilliant job by GJP on my oak hall floor. Awkward job with lots of inns and outs. Finish way beyond my expectations. Thoroughly professional job. Recommend GJP Floor Sanding
Steve Goundry
Steve Goundry
08:24 06 Sep 18

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