Although we sing the praises of oiled finishes very highly for everyday use dining tables in family situations, in certain other situations a hard-wearing two-pack lacquer or a polyurethane finish is a better way to go. These are available in different gloss levels. One example of this is when a table is to be stained in a darkish colour and in more commercial situations where hired cleaners are going to be looking after the table. Oiled finishes can't be cleaned with strong cleaning products. All the aftercare information is provided with each purchase.