A Bucket of Lye

bucket of lye

We do love our Lye treated floors.It's such a natural and pleasing process .Here's a snapshot from a recent project

unsanded oak parquet

Here's the original floor .

sanding oak parquet herringbone floors

Now fast forward to the finishing sanding.
It's really important that the floors are sanded properly otherwise the lye will take to the wood in an uneven way.

application of lye on oak parquet

Next the Lye is applied evenly.It is allowed to dry and then removed.

scandinavian style oak parquet

We then apply white oil, leave to dry and its done !

julian moore