Lynn's Flooring is now an authorized installer of Wearmax floor coatings.The types of floor surfaces that can be coated with Wearmax include: Hardwood, VCT, Marmoleum, Cork, Rubber, Asphalt Tile, VAT Tile, Laminate or Melamine Flooring, Polished Stone, Polished Concrete, PVC Floors, Vinyl, Epoxy Resin Coatings and Painted Floor Surfaces. Wearmax is an eco-friendly water-based ceramic floor coating. This specialty coating sits on top of and protects your floor's finish. Ceramic technology was developed for use in space shuttle design and is second only to the diamond in hardness. Wearmax is tougher than industrial diamonds and stainless steel. The benefits of Wearmax includes superior wear resistance, superior scratch resistance, excellent slip resistance, as well as, low maintenance and chemical and stain resistance. As an added benefit, the manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty on residential use.
ALKYD - Vinyl-alkyd varnishes have superseded natural varnish made from vegetable oils. This product was commonly used before urethane finishes where introduced.
BLEACHING - 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.
OIL - 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.
TUNG OIL - “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.