- Feb 11, 2007
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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.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:
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.