Selecting A Finish
We apply two common types of finish to your floors. Both are durable and require minimal maintenance. These finishes protect your wood flooring from wear, dirt, and moisture while giving floors an attractive sheen. Here are the characteristics of each finish.
|Water-Based Urethane||Oil-Based Urethane|
|Very Good Durability||Very Good Durability|
|Mild Odor||Moderate Odor|
|Clear in Color||Amber in Color|
|Easy to Recoat||Easy to Recoat|
|Fast Drying||Slow Drying|
Here Are Three Additional Finishes:
Rubio Monocoat: This is a clear or colored No VOC single coat oil finish. It is an environmental alternative finish that can be easily repaired if needed.
Traditional Wax Finish: While it requires maintenance, it also provides a No VOC, deep, low-sheen natural looking floor.
Swedish Finish (or Conversion Varnish): This is the most durable finish available, but it requires special application techniques.