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Wood Floor Finishes
When choosing the right type of finish for your wood floors, consider your lifestyle and maintenance preferences. All wood floors will require routine maintenance, such as sweeping or dust mopping, to keep them looking beautiful and new, but different wood flooring finishes will have a big impact on how you care for your floor long-term, as well as how your floor will look in the years to come.
Water-based finishes appear clear and will resist turning yellow over time. They have a mild odor when applied, and will dry in two to three hours. Water-based finishes are very durable.
Acid-cured finishes appear clear to slightly amber. They have a strong odor when applied, and will dry in about two to three hours. Acid-cured finishes are extremely durable.
Wax finishes soak into the pores of the wood and harden to form a protective penetrating seal, which will appear low luster and amber in color. They have a mild odor when applied, and will dry in a variable amount of time depending on the type of wax used and the job-site conditions. Wax finishes are durable, but will show spots from water and other contaminates.
UV cured finishes are waterborne finishes that are cured by the use of ultraviolet light. The cure time is instantaneous. Multiple sheen levels are available to suit your taste.
Penetrating and hardening oils are usually made of tun oils, linseed oils, or other natural oils, along with blends of additional additives that can assist in drying and hardness.
Talk to your installer regarding which type of finish best suits your needs and style.
Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is exactly what the name implies: a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of solid wood flooring can vary, but generally ranges from ¾” to 5/16”. One of the many benefits of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times. Solid wood flooring can be installed above or on grade.
Engineered wood floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using multiple layers of different wood veneers. The sub layers can be of the same species, or of different species. The grain of each layer runs in different directions, which makes it very stable. This means that the wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. The top layer of engineered wood flooring consists of high-quality wood. While this type of flooring can be sanded and finished, it cannot be done as many times as solid wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring can be installed above, on or below grade.
Wood Species that perform well in Colorado
Pre-Finished Flooring & Laminates
Factory-finished wood flooring, where the finish was applied at the manufacturer. This type of flooring has become as widely available as unfinished wood flooring. These floors require less time to install because the sanding and finishing process has already happened. The floors are ready to walk on immediately following the installation.
Contact us for more information regarding product information.
Pros: A site- finished floor can be sanded numerous times. Your new floor will last for a long time. The design & color options have a large variety. You will have a smooth floor with no beveled edges.
Pros: Pre-finished floors come in a huge selection of colors and species, and styles. All pre-finished floors will have a beveled edge. Installation is quick and clean. You can walk on your new floor immediately
An oil-modified stain that dries and is re-coatable in two hours. DriFast Stain's advanced technology, quick-drying formula provides speed and high performance for hardwood floor finishing professionals. Compatible with all Bona waterborne systems and all other Bona finish systems. All stain colors are available in quart and gallon sizes.
Bona's industry-leading waterborne finishes and sealers have always been VOC-compliant and healthier for people and the environment than most other finishes. Providing the highest quality, cleanest finishing process available, Bona protects your health and the environment, while assuring the ultimate in durability and beauty for hardwood floors.
Site-finished floors by With The Grain
Pre-finished flooring: Sommerset, Homerwood & Palo Duro Hardwoods & Cali Bamboo, available to view in our showroom.