Nothing is as important for the strength, the color and the sustainability of a floor than the oil which is used to finish it. With this in mind, all the floors in the Piet Boon collection are treated with a sustainable oil that is produced in the Netherlands. The oil is made from linseed oil, pressed from the seeds of the flax plant. Flax is an old Dutch crop and an inexhaustible resource. Even old Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer chose linseed oil as the base for the paint used to create their masterpieces.
The flax used in our oil is grown in the Zaanstreek, an area in the province of North Holland, situated just above Amsterdam. Oil mills in the Zaanse Schans press linseed and turn it into oil. Our Dutch oil producer transforms it into the parquet oil that we use to finish and color our floors. By producing and processing its linseed oil locally, Solidfloor is contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions.