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TheFoo

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My gf is getting a new apartment and is torn over the options for the treatment of the oak herringbone parquet floors. She wants them to be matte and slightly whitened but is unsure if she should go for an oil treatment (where it's recommended to retreat them every year), a hard wax oil (recommended retreatment every 3-5 years) or a matte lacquer (no retreatment required).

What do you guys with experience with this kinda thing recommend?

For an example at what I believe is the desired results, there's a quickly googled pic behind the spoiler:

You want bleach followed by white oil. That’s what we use. Rubio Monocoat is the best maker as far as I know, but not cheap.

They say you should touch up every year, but that depends on whether you wear shoes in the house and how much you like patina. We live in what is essentially a pure white cube and have not needed to do any touching up or refinishing in over three years.
 

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Not everyone's essence is as pure as yours, foo.
 

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They say you should touch up every year, but that depends on whether you wear shoes in the house and how much you like patina. We live in what is essentially a pure white cube and have not needed to do any touching up or refinishing in over three years.
how is this possible with a kid???
 

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my 1.5 year old spills and draws stuff on the floor all the time. i guess it's partly bc we have a nanny so she's home a lot.
 

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My kids literally climb on the walls. One of them likes to extend his arms and legs in the hallways and, using opposing pressure, chimney-climb up to the ceiling and wait there to prank us. Needless to say hands and feet are not always spotless :fu:
 

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My kids literally climb on the walls. One of them likes to extend his arms and legs in the hallways and, using opposing pressure, chimney-climb up to the ceiling and wait there to prank us. Needless to say hands and feet are not always spotless :fu:
 

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my 1.5 year old spills and draws stuff on the floor all the time. i guess it's partly bc we have a nanny so she's home a lot.
My wife stays at home, so our daughter is home a lot too. Most spills are no issue cleaning-up. If you let red wine sit for a few hours, maybe you'll have an issue. But if you wipe it up soon after? No problem. In the worst case, you can touch up a single board. Easier to do than refinishing the whole floor.

My kids literally climb on the walls. One of them likes to extend his arms and legs in the hallways and, using opposing pressure, chimney-climb up to the ceiling and wait there to prank us. Needless to say hands and feet are not always spotless :fu:
Our daughter is likely younger than your children, but she doesn't do any crazy physical stuff. Always been a cautious child. She also knows not to mess with "grown up" stuff.
 

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Enjoy your luck! :blush:

I didn't love taking my boy to the ER when he fractured his thumb parkouring onto our Noguchi glass table (yes, we had told him not to)
 

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Enjoy your luck! :blush:

I didn't love taking my boy to the ER when he fractured his thumb parkouring onto our Noguchi glass table (yes, we had told him not to)
This makes me glad that I got rid of mine. That glass top is so thick and heavy.
 

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As far as mishaps involving jumping on glass tables go...I'd say you lucked out on that one!

Luckily they use a thick slab
 

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Enjoy your luck! :blush:

I didn't love taking my boy to the ER when he fractured his thumb parkouring onto our Noguchi glass table (yes, we had told him not to)
Jeezus. To be fair, that sounds like that could have happened with any piece of hard furniture.

Girls are less hyper than boys, it seems. If/when we have one of the latter, things could easily change.
 

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As far as mishaps involving jumping on glass tables go...I'd say you lucked out on that one!

Luckily they use a thick slab
It's actually the slab that fell off the base and hit his hand. He was "did you know it was so heavy?". Yeah I did know
 

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