Fixing damage to teak parquet - water spots?

princesspeaFebruary 6, 2013

I researched and discovered the newer floors in my 1914 house are teak parquet tiles, once common and cheap now impossible to find apparently. The ones near my kitchen have what appears to be water spots- nowhere else in the house has this damage even next to exterior doors, bathrooms.
This is a totally new material to me. Any clues? Attached a photo to show damage.
TIA!
P.P.

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sunnyca_gw

Google Teak water damage repair & site called ehow.com sounds like any novice can fix it! They make teak furniture & have to seal it for outdoor use with linseed oil (I think that was it) but it didn't look that great, maybe he didn't seal it enough. So hope this helps!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 6:10PM
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brickeyee

" linseed oil"

Boiled linseed oil (AKA 'BLO') hopefully.

Linseed oil takes years to dry, the boiled stuff is faster, but takes many thin layers.

'Once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year, once a year forever.'

Either tends to create a very dark surface (nearly black in some cases) as they cure by oxidation and polymerization.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 10:31AM
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