I just installed a reclaimed maple bought from a commercial distributor.
It is an engineered floor with a titaniam oxide finish.
It is in a high traffic area in a lobby.
It is a beautiful floor, and after a few months , I am sure there will be
some micro scratches in the finish.
I asked the distributor about putting tung oil over the titamium oxide, when
I bought it, and they said “No!”, (because the sales person is told to tell everyone that)
However, if this beutiful floor develops micro scratches, I am afraid that I will have no way
to restore the low-sheen non-scratched appearance. What would tung oil hurt, put
on top of the titanium oxide, anyway, except void the warranty (the warranty doesn’t mean
anything anyway….they won’t replace it even if it gets scratched… so, at least with the tung oil,
I could re-apply the tung oil every 6 mo or so, even if it is on top of the “shell” of titanium oxide.
Again, I am afraid that if I leave it as is…the seams won’t be as waterproof, and also when it gets micro scratches, I will have nowhere to go (but just accept the scratches).