Cotswold Home and Garden Company

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

Cotswold Home and Garden Company

It is important to clean and maintain your oiled timber floor correctly, using specially formulated products. In our more than 13 years’ experience, we’ve found the best products to be from Blanchon wood care.

Viking Museum in York where our E157 was fitted


Maintaining an oiled floor is easy, fast and cost-effective and does normally not require any sanding. A simple cleaning of the surface is sufficient and the re-oiling can commence as soon as the surface is dry.


Do not use bleach or steam cleaners on timber floors.  This will damage the finish and potentially warp the timber.

General/Regular Cleaning

  1. Clean the surface using Blanchon Natural Soap.  Mix 100ml in 5ltrs of warm water for normal cleaning and apply with a damp cloth or well wrung out mop.  Do not allow large amounts of water to be left on the floorboards.  (For heavily soiled floors increase natural soap strength of 250ml in the same amount of water).
  2. The surface should dry in 10-20mins at which point the area can be put back into full use.

Periodic Maintenance

Periodic maintenance is when the floor requires re-oiling.  There’s no set time for this, however it is good if this can be done at least once a year in normal domestic situations. 

You can identify if the floor needs re-oiling by the following factors:

  • Timber feels or looks dry/grain feels more noticeable
  • Floor easily gets dirty
  • Floor shows signs of wear
  • Surface Scratches

If your floor requires re-oiling please follow these steps:

  1. Clean the floor as directed in ‘General/Regular Cleaning’ and allow the floor to dry fully.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Blanchon Maintenance Oil onto the surface of the floor using a brush, roller or lint-free cloth. 
  3. Repeat after 20-45mins. 
  4. After a further 20-45mins. Buff the remaining oil into the timber by hand or machine with a red nylon-pad.  At this point, you must remove any wet oil that hasn’t been absorbed into the floor to avoid a sticky residue.
  5. After 4-6 hours, buff the surface again with a red nylon-pad for a beautiful satin surface.
  6. Allow the floor to cure for 24 hours before allowing traffic back on the floor.  Any water spills must be cleared immediately. Water resistance will increase over the following seven days (dry vacuum clean only during this period). 


If you have any questions on caring for your oiled timber floor please contact us on:
+44 (0) 1666 504 015