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  • Project of the month - December 2019
    The perfect daydreaming spot in Finnish nature
    What a view! Who doesn't dream of waking up in the middle of nature? This modern log home, known as Villa Kivi, is located among trees and along the water, on a tiny island in Finland.  Read more
  • Visual connection with nature
    Visual connection with nature
    Today, everything revolves around technology. People spend hours on their smartphone and sometimes forget to get a breath of fresh air. We also live in a hectic society where everything has to go faster and faster. But how can we learn to relax and trust our own intuition again?
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  • Project of the month - November 2019
    Balance between old an new in the heart of Ghent 
    Have you ever been to Ghent (Belgium)? Then you certainly remember the beautiful historic buildings surrounding the Graslei. One of these buildings is the guild house of the Vrije Schippers. It is one of the best-preserved guild houses in Ghent. Read more
  • Why opt for MDF?
    Why opt for MDF?
    Rubio Monocoat is best known for oiling solid wood, but did you know that you can oil other materials with Rubio Monocoat too?
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  • Project of the month - October 2019
    Gift shop modernized with Rubio Monocoat
    The gift shop at the national museum in Qatar is a real gem. The architect Koichi Takada always likes to integrate a part of nature into his work. For this design, he was inspired by the Dahl Al Misfir, “the Cave of Light” in the heart of Qatar.
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  • Project of the month - September 2019
    Rubio Monocoat enters the world of horses
    In 2009, the prestigious horse track Helgstrand Dressage in Uggerhalne, Denmark was built using ‘carbonized strand woven bamboo’. Over the years, they tried various types of finishes for the side of the riding area, but they were never 100% satisfied with the results. At the time that Rubio Monocoat Nordic contacted Helgstrand Dressage, the wood was varnished. This finish is very difficult to maintain, which is why they were open to new ideas.
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  • Preparatory cleaner for cleaning all types of wood
    Preparatory cleaner for cleaning all types of wood
    ‘Success is often the result of good preparation.’ This is also the case when colouring and protecting wood. Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep is a preparatory cleaner that can be applied to all types of wood. The product removes sanding dust residue and minimises any sanding errors and scratches.
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  • Project of the month - August
    Wooden farewell chapel with contemporary character
    The village cemetery Zgornji Tuhinj is located on the ridge above the Tuhinj valley in Slovenia. A unique place to build a farewell chapel. Read more
  • Project of the month July 2019
    From clothing store for women to a fashionable, warm men’s clothing store
    It all started in July of 2018, when two men had the idea to convert an existing women’s clothing store into a new, contemporary men’s shop. It didn’t take long before the concept store “Le Gendre Idéal” was created.  Read more
  • 3 ways to prepare your wood
    3 ways to prepare your wood
    A good start is half the job done. Especially when it comes to the preparation of wood before the final finishing. Ready to start? Read more
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