Linda and I went to see the floor this afternoon and we both very much like the result - it has brought the concrete floor to life and it is quite a rich surface. I'm very glad we found out about the Livos approach (via Dorit/Antonie) as it is much more preferable to us than the toxic polyurethane type of treatment. Linseed and beeswax are familiar aromas to me and actually quite pleasant. Robert has done a great job, and it must have been tricky because we have only one wall that has a skirting board.
So, thanks for your assistance and patience with us changing start times etc. and to Robert for doing a terrific job in a very hot week.