Wood floor finishes
Each product has a best fit for each unique client
The process of wood floor finishing requires planning. We like to understand how the client intends to use the floor. Some coatings on wood flooring can require more maintenance than others. In addition, some coatings are more prone to highlighting inevitable scratches or scuffs in your floor. Choosing a lower sheen may be best for high traffic homes.
Coatings that are applied to wood flooring may be subjected to seasonal movement. Therefore, the adhesion and elasticity of a coating should be considered in some projects. Applying tape to your wood floors after wood floor finishing can greatly risk peeling of the coating. This is very common in remodeling projects involving painters who mask to wood floors after finishing.
One phenomenon worth discussion is white lines syndrome. This issue develops when wood flooring experiences a moisture imbalance. When a floor contracts, the gap between two boards may appear opaque or white. White lines syndrome is nothing short of an elephant in the room for manufacturers of some wood floor finishes. The trouble with WLS is that it is very difficult to prove the issue is solely manufacturing related. We evaluate all projects and make decisions with our clients to ensure WLS is not a latent defect with any of our projects.
We provide objective advice. It fosters trust.
Reach out if you have questions regarding your wood flooring project. We can explain wood floor finish and stain using pragmatic examples that will help you make an informed decision.