Features of the choice of oak floorboard.
If ordinary wooden boards are sold without any external treatment, then when it comes to parquet boards, they already have a coating. This can be a lacquer or oil coating.
Both lacquer and oil not only give the "appearance" of the board additional nobility and grace. They also serve as protection for a tree, and, as a universal protection, from moisture, mechanical damage, and other external influences.
Oil coating perfectly protects the floorboard from damp or too dry air. Moreover, the board is protected not only from above, but also from the inside. The disadvantage of oil coating is that it needs regular care. But he also has his own "pluses" - it allows you to do a "spot" repair of the parquet - that is, repairs specifically at the site of damage. To do this, the damaged floorboard must be sanded and coated with oil - and it will become the same again.
The varnish coating forms a thin protective film on the surface of the board. This protection is more durable than oil, and more durable. In addition, the lacquer coating protects the parquet from mechanical effects. At the same time, the varnished parquet cannot be repaired in small areas - if there is a need for repair, then the entire surface of the parquet will have to be varnished - otherwise, the parquet will become "spotty".