Professional waterborne finishes
contain acrylic and/ or urethane particles suspended in air.
As a thin film is applied to the
floor, the water evaporates as the particles settle.A cross-linker added tot the finish causes
the particles to fuse together.
Usually 2 to 4 coats of finish
are required for a durable finish.
The best of the waterborne
finished are as durable as the oil base finishes.
Non- toxic, but potentially
harmful to appliers; proper respirators and appropriate safety equipment
required for application.
Waterborne finishes have more of
an opaque look the oil based finishes.Natural finished appear lighter when coated with waterborne finish.
finish is ideal for low odor, non-flammable, quick drying requirements.It is easy to use and won’t yellow over time.
finish contains higher concentrations of resins which lead to a thicker consistency
then water-base finishes.
2 coats are sufficient for a durable finish.
base fumes are toxic to people, pets and plants until the finish had dried and
the home has been aired out.This is a
professional product and must be handled and applied using the proper safety
equipment.Homeowners will have to be
out of the house for 2 to 5 days.
finishes have more of an amber look.Natural finishes appear darker when coated with oil-base finish.
finish is suited for residential and commercial use.Highly recommended for sports floors, offices
finishes are harder and more scratch resistant than satin finish.
solvent and water base finishes need time to cure and harden.Finishes will scratch easily during the first
48 hours after their application.Heavy
traffic or movement of furniture should be avoided for the fist week after
finish application.Proper caution
during the first two
weeks after finish is applied will add greatly to the long
term durability and appearance of your finished floor.