Advanced finish technology that allows the use of space-age ceramics to increase the abrasion resistance of the wear layer.
Vinyl-alkyd varnishes have superseded natural varnish made from vegetable oils. This product was commonly used before urethane finishes where introduced.
Particles added to the polyurethane finish to increase the abrasion resistance of the wear layer. This has become extremely popular on the better grades of hardwood floors.
Bleaching is a process commonly used to turn hard wood floors lighter. We use a special process to apply a bleaching solution onto the floor that will change the floor's color without causing undue harm to the wood itself. Then, a stain is applied on top of the bleach. Using a white stain over bleach produces an extraordinary effect that makes the hardwood floor appear white, but still lets the wood grain show through. Bleaching is also used prior to a treatment called “pickling.” This makes the floor very light in color, but still blond like the natural wood and not completely white. It is often used as a preparation for “antiquing” and other specialty design effects.
For a traditional, old-fashioned, hand rubbed appearance. One easy step. A penetrating oil so it soaks into the wood and "Protects from within".
Many woodworkers like to use oil finishes instead of lacquer, varnish, polyurethane or waterbased finishes because oil finishes are much easier to apply and much more forgiving when mistakes happen. However, one of the main drawbacks of an oil finish is that one cannot achieve a glass smooth finish on open pored woods (like oak, mahogany etc.) like one can when applying a lacquer, varnish poly or other topcoat finish.
OIL MODIFIED URETHANE / POLYURETHANE
Oil-modified urethane is generally the most common surface finish and is easy to apply. It is a petroleum base with a blend of synthetic resins, plasticizers and other film forming ingredients that produces a durable surface that is moisture-resistant. It is a solvent-base polyurethane that dries in about eight hours. This type of finish ambers with age. and comes in different sheen levels.
This product (natural shellac) contains wax and is not widely used for top coating in today's wood flooring market. Dewaxed shellac is becoming used more and more for a wood floor sealer.
“Tung oil finish” refers to a wetted wood look that a succession of penetrating tung oil applications gives. These sealers are spread on the floor and allowed to penetrate and are solvent based. The excess sealer is removed with rags or buffed in with synthetic or steel wool pads. This type of finish often have a color and can be used to stain and seal the wood floor. Penetrating Oil Sealers are made from tung or linseed oil, with additives improve drying and hardness.
URETHANE / WATER-BASED
Professional grade performance with easy application and water clean-up. The low VOC’s meet or exceed all local, state, and federal standards.
HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANERS