Floor oil

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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.)

Resources and Citations

  • W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.