Learning about all the hardwood flooring finishes
We know it can be confusing learning about all the different hardwood flooring options, solid hardwood flooring vs. engineered hardwood flooring, then if you've decided on solid hardwood flooring, you now have to choose whether to go with site finished solid hardwood flooring, or prefinished solid hardwood flooring. If you are still undecided, read more about prefinished hardwood flooring vs. site finished hardwood flooring.
If you have finally decided to go with a solid site-finished hardwood floor, you now have to face the decision of which type of finish you would like to have applied to your new hardwood floor.
Obviously you want a quality finish that is durable to every day life, and protects your floor, while bringing out it's natural beauty. This page is to help walk you through the different hardwood floor finishes available.
The basic finish options we offer are:
Oil-modified urethane -This is generally the most common surface finish, and is easy to apply. It is a solvent-base polyurethane that dries in about eight hours.
Swedish finish is an acid-based urethane - It is a clear and fast drying finish. It is durable and non-yellowing. These finishes have extremely strong fumes and should only be applied by the highly skilled wood flooring professional.
WATER BASED FINISH
Water-based urethane is a waterborne urethane that dries by water evaporation. These finishes are clear and non-yellowing. They have a milder odor than oil-modified finishes have and they dry in about two to three hours. Water-based urethanes are generally more expensive, and usually require at least 3 coats.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FLOOR FINISH
Environmentally friendly impregnation oil for wooden floors based on refined vegetable oils and waxes. With a solid content of 98%, Classic 100ProOil is a top product within its category.
Colouring is possible with Classic BaseOil Color as first coat.
Alumiunum Oxide Finishes- Very durable and carry limited wear warranties, offered by major Prefinished hardwood floor manufacturers.
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