Floor Finishes

Making a start on your wooden floor finish. Timber floors require a protective coating to preserve the wood. There are packs to choose from depending on the drying time, sheen, and the color required.

All wood floors require a finish, which protects against everyday wear and tear.  There are many wood flooring finishes to choose from, Whether you choose engineered wood or solid wood.

Unless a wood floor is labeled as unfinished, once a wood floorboard has been treated and dried, it then goes through a finishing process to create a chosen look. This process can combine one or a combination of finishes to create the desired effect; however, excluding those unfinished, a wood floor will generally be either coated with an oil or lacquer to add extra protection.

popular wood flooring finishes

An oiled finish accentuates the natural wood texture and gives a natural matt look which gives more character to the wooden floor. For the most long-lasting results, recommend hard wax oils.

scratches are not as visible on a matte finish, so if you have children, pets, or a lot of traffic in a particular space, then a matte finish will help to hide any flaws until you get a chance to remove them altogether.

Oil finishes also depend on the wood color, over time rather than adding shine.so This is ideal if you want to brighten up a room and are not too concerned with your wood floors looking natural.

Wax finishes soak into the wood, harden to form a protective penetrating seal, and when needed, are prepared with additional thin applications of wax.

How to know if  your floor needs a touch-up or an overhaul

surface scratches and normal wear and tear, only needs a light sanding and apply a new topcoat. You’ll only need to use the same type of finish product that was on your flooring originally. But for more damaged flooring, you’ll want to completely sand the old finish off down to the bare wood. Once you’ve done that, you can apply any finish.

When wood pieces are broken or missing, our technicians will build replacement parts. While each job begins with a full cleaning, wood repairs and restorations are unique depending on the type of damage and piece suffered.

Installation and repairs

Wood floors are beautiful and strong, so it’s no wonder that many homeowners want it for their home. Even though wood floors are susceptible to damage, time, and wearing.

All surface coatings should be lightly sanded back between coats and the dust removed with a Tackrag. If you want to restore your wood flooring or replace it, you can trust in our team. The wooden piece is closely inspected for surface-level damage as well as any structural considerations.

Color finishes

The natural colors of wood are often highlighted within each wood floor. These natural colors may be toned down or up to create lighter or darker versions of the wood itself. With the help of stains and a variety of color recipes, the color options for your floors are endless.

An unfinished wooden floor has only been treated and dried. It’s still empty of any oils,or colours, and comes in its raw form. It’s therefore ready for you to add your own touch, and finish it in any way you like. If the floor has a non urethane-based finish, use a  buff system, and spray as recommended by the manufacturer.

Our Clear finishes are a great choice for clients who want to maintain a lighter look, the natural color of the wood, or if you want a finish that will not “yellow” the wood or the stain being applied.

Alchemist floor finishes

Another area of consideration when it comes to deciding on your wood floor, after colour, style, or method of installation, is the finish of the wood. Without a finish, the surface can crack and warp. All floor coatings will fade over time, but there are some finishes that are more durable than others.

For expert advice when it comes to picking a finish for your wood floor, or if you require a professional refinish to your current wood floors, then Get in touch with us today to learn more, or to arrange for a quotation – we’re here to help. Simply give us a call on 07379393270 .

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