Wood flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners. It is considered a classic and timeless flooring option that can add warmth and character to a home. There are several reasons why homeowners may choose wood flooring over other types of flooring. Putting a proper finish on the floor is another thing to consider and requires some research.
Polyurethane Finishing Can Be a Game Changer
Polyurethane is a type of finish that is commonly used on wood floors to protect them from wear and tear. Here are a few types of polyurethane floor finishes:
Oil-based polyurethane: This type of polyurethane is made from a combination of oil and polyurethane resin. It is known for its deep, rich color and protective properties. Oil-based polyurethane takes longer to dry than water-based polyurethane and also has strong odors.
Water-based polyurethane: This type of polyurethane is made from a combination of water and polyurethane resin. It is known for its clear, natural finish and quick drying time. Water-based polyurethane is less toxic and has less odor than oil-based polyurethane.
Moisture-cured polyurethane: This type of polyurethane is made from a combination of moisture and polyurethane resin. It is known for its fast curing time and high durability. Moisture-cured polyurethane is usually used in commercial or industrial settings.
Aliphatic polyurethane: This type of polyurethane is a type of waterborne polyurethane that is UV resistant and more durable than traditional waterborne polyurethane. It’s commonly used for outdoor and high-traffic areas. This is suitable for businesses and shops with lots of in and out traffic.
It’s important to keep in mind that the type of polyurethane finish you choose will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your flooring. It’s always a good idea to consult with a professional flooring contractor before making a decision.
Make That Floor Shine Like a Diamond
Matte, satin, gloss, and semi-gloss are all different levels of shine that can be achieved with polyurethane finishes on wood floors.
Matte finish: This type of finish has the lowest level of shine and gives the floor a natural, low-luster appearance.
Satin finish: This type of finish has a slightly higher level of shine than matte and gives the floor a subtle, warm glow.
Semi-gloss finish: This type of finish has a moderate level of shine and gives the floor a smooth, polished look.
Gloss finish: This type of finish has the highest level of shine and gives the floor a shiny, reflective appearance.
The level of shine you choose will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your flooring. A high-gloss finish may be more suitable for a commercial space, while a matte finish may be more appropriate for a residential space.
If you’re noticing a high level of research and a vast array of different flooring finishes available, contact us at (704) 251-7279 and we’d be more than happy to answer your questions. Not everyone is an expert in flooring finishes, but we certainly are and we have been doing it for a long time. Your floors will stand out brilliantly if done correctly and appropriately to your setting.