Welcome back to our blog! If you have been keeping up with our recent posts, we have been discussing all the things you need to know about refinishing your hardwood floor. Refinishing your floor is a great option if your floors are in decently good shape and you want to save some money. Refinishing your hardwood floor can restore it to its natural beauty or it can give your floor a whole new appearance. At Texas Hardwood Flooring, we want to give you all the options for your home. We can install new hardwood, repair, and of course, refinish.
In this post, we will be going over the options of polyurethane, and other types of finishes you can use for your Dallas flooring.
Oil base polyurethane is great for a floor that you know will get a lot of traffic, as it is very durable. The oil-based polyurethane is a combination of plasticizers and synthetic resins, and other very protective substances. Not only is the finish strong it is also easy to maintain. You should be aware though that oil base coatings are extremely slow to dry, so the four-day time frame may be increased, as well as the oil is flammable. The oil-based combination on the hardwood floor produces an amber shade to the wood which will showcase the natural colors as well.
This type of finishing will leave a clean look with no yellow tinting on your hardwood floor. This polyurethane is still durable and contains resins as well as plasticizers. Not only is the floor type ready for your high-traffic home, it’s noncombustible and more resistant to moisture, which is important in Dallas. This coating type is great if you need something low maintenance and quick drying.
If you are more concerned about liquids destroying your hardwood floor, this finish may be for you. This is a solvent-based polyurethane. The moisture-curing process is dependent on the humidity in the air. The process works by absorbing minute moisture particles, which are particles that harden on the floor as it begins to dry. You should note this type of finish is harder to apply but is great for places with high humidity and moisture. Don’t worry though, our flooring team is up for the task.
Penetrative Sealers for Wood Floors
These wood sealers are made up of natural oils or solvent based materials. This sealant will seep into the wood and also protect it. These wood sealers can improve the integrity and strength of the wood as it dries. If you do a combination of the wood sealer and wax, it will give your hardwood floor a gorgeous sheen. This floor does require a bit more upkeep and maintenance. If you are up for the challenge, this floor will look great in your Dallas home.
Wax is a great option for most types of hardwood flooring. Wax has many benefits as it dries very quickly and is easy to maintain. Additionally, if you ever need repairs in the future it can easily be repaired by our expert flooring team. When this finish is being applied, our team will apply it in multiple layers to make sure your floor is protected and will have a gorgeous gloss to it. Wax floors seem to be the way people learn when finishing their floors, however, be mindful this is another finish that requires more upkeep but if maintained well, these floors can last a very long time.
If you are thinking about refinishing your hardwood floor in Dallas, give us a call today. At Texas Hardwood Flooring, we want to give you the best floors for your home. Our flooring team is kind, passionate, and experienced when it comes to installing and refinishing your hardwood floors. Contact us today to get your refinishing started!