After 50 years it was time to refinish our hardwood floors. Whoever was on the other end of their chat service could not have been more helpful. I'd spent weeks sanding down a room and really didn't want to mess it up. CS Rep advised on their products and other vendor's products to make sure I was ready. What impressed me most was how the rep didn't try to upsell, but helped me make the most of what I was buying. I think the floor came out great (photos below). I did put down 2 coats, but as they are super easy to apply it wasn't a big deal, even when the dog trotted across the floor mid-application (try that with poly.) The only word of caution would be to note how quickly the microfiber cloths I used (not a rustic lumber product) succumbed to the spontaneous combustion that is inherent with linseed oil. Put a used rag down for 10-15 minutes while the oil sank in, only to pick it up smoking (yikes!).
Better value than Rubio overall. Having used both, Rubio is more or a one coat and doen product. This product seems to require a scond coat in most cases, but seems to provide a thicker barrier overall. The clear 2C oil brings out the richness in oak, maple, and walnut projects I've built for myself and clients. I don't think you can go wrong giving this a try!
I purchased this after watching the Wood Whisperer’s hardwax oil shootout. At nearly a quarter the price of Rubio it’s a great value. The only noticeable difference for me is the Rustic oil dries with a rougher surface than Rubio and has to be revisited with some high grit sandpaper, but that’s a minor issue for me.
I ordered the super white for a White Oak table. It was a little too white for the look we were after. I ordered the regular oil and added small amounts of white and tested. And tested. The end result was PERFECTION. The sheen, color and feel of the wood was exactly what we wanted. Did two coats and the finish seems rock solid.