Even with the many choices of wood floors in Ramsey NJ, there is still the decision of what type of finish your wood floor will have. There are a few different choices, and the experts of Majestic Floors are here to explain.
- Natural – These cover shellacs, lacquers and varnishes were the popular choices, often being blended with oils.
- Oil – Oiled floors have existed over several centuries and is the most common. Oil finished floors are made from a naturally drying oil. Pre-finished oil floors can be cured using UV-rays. Tung oil is the most popular penetrating sealer used on hardwood floors, the oil comes from the tung tree nuts. Used for centuries by the Chinese, this oil is easy to apply, has an amber hue and doesn't darken the wood.
- Polyurethane – This type of finish was first introduced in the early 1940's. There are several different types of polyurethane finished that are still common, but the most common are oil-modified polyurethane and water-based polyurethane. These finishes are hard and highly durable.
- Wax – Again has been around forever. A wax finish soaks into the wood and hardens , but leaves a layer on top like a surface finish. The result is a hardwood floor of the color you desire, with a low luster, slightly amber tint.
Choosing the wood type and the finish type are the two most important decisions about installing hardwood floors. The next step is finding an experienced company, like Majestic Floors, to install the flooring. Majestic Flooring are experts in installing wood floors in Ramsey, NJ.