Natural oils for wood

AUGUST 19, 2021


Natural oils for wood: the best for you and for the environment certified in green building.

There is a whole world behind Borma Wachs' natural oils for wood: the world of green building!

OIL IS GOOD FOR WOOD: Natural oils for woodWhen it comes to green building, a range of possibilities and uncertainties opens up. In our country there is still no univocal national legislation, but the recent push towards energy efficiency and the quality and health of the environments, residential and otherwise, has led to the birth of several certification bodies and the promotion of natural architecture, or green building.

CERTIFICATION IBR - OIL IS GOOD FOR WOOD: Natural oils for woodGiven our vocation for the treatment and cosmetics of wood, we turned to one of the most authoritative European bodies in the sector: the Rosenheim Institute for Green Building, o IBR, in Germany. The German institution will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a few months and we are proud to count it among the partners who accompany us in our path of quality and responsibility.

Green building: why is it increasingly important?

BIO BUILDING - OIL IS GOOD FOR WOOD: Natural oils for woodFor us at Borma Wachs the answer is simple: wood care is our passion, and the treatments we carry out are real solutions that aim to give the best to those who use them, to those who live in contact with the treated materials and 'environment. The principles of green building are in our DNA as innovators and convinced supporters of a good all-round approach. Also for this reason, we have selected particularly important products in the construction sector to be subjected to IBR certification. Green building, perhaps known to most as green building or green building, is however gathering growing consensus and keen interest also in Italy, accompanying on the one hand the energy requalification of buildings, and on the other the growing passion for natural materials like wood. It is a Northern European passion, which has also entered our conception of furniture and design a few decades ago, and which has unparalleled advantages in terms of comfort and well-being. Provided, of course, to set up and maintain the quality and healthiness of the wooden structures and artifacts.

That's why we present our leading products in the sector: natural oils for wood certified in green building.

Natural oils for wood: the comfort and quality of green building

The analyzes to obtain IBR certification from the Rosenheim Institute for Green Building ensure that our products have a level of eco-compatibility in line with the principles of Green Building. Borma Wachs natural wood oils, produced with the use of renewable raw materials, are tested for:

  • VOC content
  • Biocides
  • Heavy metals
  • Radioactive material

What are these products? For convenience, we divide them according to the environment of use, indoor or outdoor.

The natural oils for interiors certified for green building are contained in our Interior catalog and are the following:


  • Oil-based primer OIL PARQUET QUICK - Applicable by brush, roller, rag, spray or in industrial plants;
  • Oil-based primer OIL PARQUET PLUS - Applicable by brush, roller, rag, spray or in industrial plants;
  • Oil-based primer OIL PARQUET PRO - Applicable by brush, roller, rag, spray or in industrial plants;
  • Oil-based primer VOC ECO PREMIUM PARQUET OIL HIGH SOLID - ECO PREMIUM PARQUET OIL - Specific for the treatment of large areas, it is recommended to be applied with a single disc machine, ideal for the high-quality treatment of polished or unfinished or stained wooden floors or posed;
  • Special for oil finishes. REGENERATING OIL FOR INTERIORS - Apply by brush or rag without leaving excesses. For normal maintenance only one coat is sufficient.

The natural outdoor oils certified for green building are contained in our Exteriors catalog and are the following:

  • NATURAQUA TEAK OIL Teak Oil - Oils in aqueous dispersion reinforced with resins ready for use for indoors and outdoors. Equipped with UV filters;
  • NATURAQUA DECKING OIL water-based oil - For outdoor wood with special UV filters, it is a mixture of emulsified oils in water reinforced with resins.

OIL IS GOOD FOR WOOD: Natural oils for wood Thanks to the use of these products it is possible to minimize the impact on the environment, with the certainty of also protecting the health of operators and of those who live and work in buildings.
In addition to these oil products for use mainly building, Borma Wachs also provides IBR certification for Hard Top Oli table surface oil and for specific water-based products.

Consult our catalogs and enter the world of Borma Wachs!


OIL IS GOOD FOR WOOD: Natural oils for wood

CERTIFICATION EN713 - OIL IS GOOD FOR WOOD: Natural oils for wood




Conformity EN 71.3 Toy safety - Part 3: Migration of certain items.
Eurofins danish laboratories have recognized the conformity of Borma Wachs oils to EN 71-III norm, relating to the migration of harmful heavy metals, guaranteeing the safety of the treatments in such a way that they can also be safe for use on childrens' toys.
Borma Wachs products are tested and approved by IBR, Intitut für Baubiologie Rosenheim. The performed analysis certify that our products are complying in terms of VOC content, biocides, heavy metals and radioactivity, guaranteeing full eco-compatibility with Green Building principles.
This product's safety is guaranteed more than just by EN 71-III certificate. Its safety for children is supported by DIN 53160/1-2 and DIN 68861/1 (Resistance to saliva and sweat; Resistance to cold liquids ) certificates as well. The product does not release harmful substances even when in contact with common alimentary liquids or mucuous membrane.
The product acts as fire retardant
Labeling of construction products
This label covers the French legislation relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and the impact they have on indoor air quality after the product is brought into the room.
Labeling refers to the pollutants emitted once the products are spread and dried.

The IBR Green Building Institute had tested some of our products and determined that they correspond to the highest standards of the aforementioned French VOC legislation.
EMICODE EC1 - Low-emission building materials
Certified installation materials, adhesives and construction products
The EMICODE mark guarantees that the material has been tested and certified according to its emission level. Compared to 1997, low-emission building materials now have a TVOC value (total quantity of volatile organic compounds) from one hundred to one thousand times lower. The EMICODE mark is not issued if a building material is suspected of altering genetic makeup, causing cancer or impairing reproductive capacity.
APEO (alkylphenol ethoxylates)
APEOs (alkylphenol ethoxylates) are highly persistent chemicals, which are deposited in the tissues, penetrating, through them, into the food chain.
Recent studies demonstrate its toxicity and danger, as potential endocrine disruptors.