Chinese merchants used tung oil back in the 14th century to waterproof and protect wooden ships from the eroding powers of the sea. Read more on the usefulness of tung oil.
Ask the Painter provides a brief overview of how to schedule hardwood floor finishing to achieve the best results.
exerpt from “Common Failures in Wood Structures“ by Paul Fisette – © 2002 Wood Flooring Symptom: Floor boards have developed unsightly gaps 6 months after a home is occupied. Several individual boards appear to have shrunk significantly while large areas of flooring remain tightly arranged. Investigation: Several 1/2″-gaps separate large sections of the tongue-and-groove strip flooring. […]