An inexpensive wood floor finish used in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Floor oil contained a mixture of oil and wax in a turpentine solvents. It was applied over varnished floors and used as a varnish substitute (Bucher 1996).
Synonyms and Related Terms
aceite para suelos (Esp.)
W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.