Wood floor surfaces in the bathroom need to be treated with oil. While lacquer closes the pores in the wood surface, the oil penetrates the wood surface, stopping liquids from being absorbed. The advantage of this is that the wood can continue to “breathe” and also absorb some of the humidity in the room.
Once the wood floor in the bathroom has been glued to the subfloor, the edges and around sanitaryware should be sealed by the hardwood flooring specialist using a permanently elastic joint and the whole floor oiled again, for example with BOEN Live Natural Oil, so that the joints can also be protected from water penetration.
Protected in this way, wooden floors in a bathroom can provide many years of pleasure. This is provided that the oil protection is regularly checked and renewed, which is something the user themselves can easily do. The so-called water drop test should be carried out at regular intervals. If drops remain on the floor without penetrating the wood after a short period of time, all is well with the floor. If this is not the case, the floor needs some maintenance, e.g. with Oil Freshen Up from BOEN.