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WOOD & LAMINATE GLITTER AND GLISTEN


Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes experts, expanded its renowned Polyx-Oil range earlier this year by adding the most exciting product to date; Polyx-Oil Tints. Bringing new and exciting colour tones to this market-leading range, Polyx-Oil Tints will bring a touch of elegance and glamour to any room. The range includes gold and silver tones which with a special level of pigmentation, achieves a glitter finish, especially when the sun catches it. Other colours include white, honey, amber, terra, graphite and black.


Based on the original Polyx- Oil product, it retains the natural beauty and character of the wood in a perfect way. Easy to use and apply, Polyx- Oil Tints is the ideal DIY product for customers who


Finishing your floors with Polyx-Oil creates a durable and water and dirt resistant surface. The natural renewable ingredients in this product guarantee an even colour spreading and an overall pleasing finish. Meeting the requirements of EN 71.3 and DIN 53160, Polyx-Oil is suitable for humans, animals and plants.


wish to introduce a subtle


colour to the floor. The floor remains microporous and can be touched up to cover any abrasions without a problem. Apply one coat of Polyx-Oil Tints and a top coat of Polyx-Oil clear and your new, improved and unique flooring is ready to show off.


“We are always looking at ways to expand the Polyx-Oil


range and this product has allowed us to add a touch of glamour to the range” explained Steve Grimwood, Managing Director at Osmo UK. “Flooring is becoming more and more of a statement feature rather than just a floor, with creativity taking over. We are happy to be able to offer a product which matches this current trend.”


BRANCHING OUT


There is nothing quite as good as extracting the exact information you need from the most well informed source there is. And after being in the wood industry for over 35 years, Yorkshire based timber technologist, Jim Coulson, has created the ultimate in flooring bibles; Wood in Construction; ‘How to avoid costly mistakes’.


Jim has been acknowledged as the definitive international expert in all things wood for more than 35 years and is able to appeal to everyone from giants of the construction industry through to master craftsmen, to simply the DIY handyman, as he reveals insights into working with wood after what is


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essentially a lifetime in the industry. The book also focuses on the basic properties of wood and the appropriate use of timber and wood-based materials, showing in clear, non- technical language, how to avoid making expensive mistakes. Based on the author's extensive experience within the timber and construction industries, the book is technical enough to explain why things should be done in a specific manner, but it also demonstrates in a friendly and practical way how best to use wood in the real world.


Jim explained: “Despite a great deal of innovation in the use of wood in


construction in recent years, the fundamentals of using this natural material have not really changed: the different types of wood have different properties and differing responses to the environment in which they are used. Poor understanding of the properties of wood and the many species and grades that are commercially available can result in this versatile material performing below expectation, Wood in Construction aims to take away the mystery and provide a definitive guide to the successful use of wood in any project; from simply


Founded in 1990, Osmo UK has gone from strength to strength and today exclusively handles the sales, service, support and distribution of Osmo’s premium quality wood finishes and flooring solutions to the UK’s flooring retailer, contractor and contract flooring markets.


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making a door through to building a bridge or restoring a roof for a heritage building.”


Published by Wiley Blackwell, ‘Wood in Construction’ is available on Amazon at £24.99 plus P&P.


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