Flooring finishes expand the style possibilities of a hardwood floor while simultaneously improving the quality. An important function of many finishes is to help protect the wood and increase your floor’s durability. Understanding the flooring options available can help you make the best choice for your home.
Types of Flooring Finishes
A clear finish is the most popular selection, but you can also choose from 1 or 2 color stains, wire brushing, bleaching and fuming which means your options are limited only by your imagination. We have a selection of stock colors to choose from.
Aluminum oxide flooring finishes are generally urethane based but have aluminum oxide infused into them to add fantastic scratch resistance. Aluminum oxide is a naturally occurring element and is normally mined in a crystal form and then ground up for products including sandpaper, plastics, sunscreen and cosmetics.
This type of finish protects the flooring in a few different ways. First it seals the wood to reduce the absorption of moisture into the planks which will help control shrinkage and expansion between the winter and summer months. The finish also reduces the amount of UV light the wood absorbs from natural light inside of the home. It provides a very durable finish for high traffic areas or pets.