Oslo Airport

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OAK FLOORING FOR MILLIONS OF AIR PASSENGERS

Hartwachs-Öl Original protects wooden flooring effectively and durably. But, can the oil and wax based product hold up against the extreme wear and tear of an airport?

Gardemoen Airport in Oslo has recently been expanded in order to eventually accommodate up to 30 million air passengers per year. For the expansion, airport management focused on Scandinavian design with lots of wood – protected by Osmo Hartwachs-Öl Original.

TESTS IN THE BOARDING LOUNGE

The Oak flooring in the new terminal should be protected with Hartwachs-Öl, but before the application, the flooring company put the wood finish to the test in the already existing Terminal 1. Nearly 3,000 m² of the boarding lounge was coated with the classic Hartwachs-Öl Original 3032 Clear Satin. So the very same product that was first developed in the Osmo production facilities 30 years ago.

RESISTANT TO HIGH HEELS AND TROLLEY WHEELS

After many years of testing, it was clear that thousands of high heels and trolley wheels per day could do the surface protected by Hartwachs-ÖlOriginal no harm. In other words it passed the test.

Then Hartwachs-Öl Original was applied to 19,000 m² of the new terminal, also in frequented high traffic areas, restaurants and duty-free shops. After five years of construction, the first areas of the new terminal could be taken into commission in September 2016.

Oslo Airport

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