All City Hardwood Floors is proud to be the floor Coating contractor for this beautifull Solid Hardwood Maple Floor on Fair Fax High School - Floors 3/4" X 21/4 with Semi Gloss Finish and a Water Based coating.
A great floor finish will protect your floor from everyday wear and tear, dirt, moisture and instill color and luster. Surface Finishes may involve applying a stain to reach a particular color, followed by a top coat of polyurethane that will give a protective coat to the floor. Surface finishes are durable. They resist moisture and are easily maintained. Penetrating Stains and Finishes penetrate into the wood and form a seal. The stain soaks in and a Polyurethane coating gives a low gloss satin sheen that can be maintained with an additional thin coat applied. Sheen Finishes are a personal preference. High gloss finishes show scuffs and scratches more readily than semi-gloss or satin finishes. High gloss finishes reflect more light and are typically used in more commercial or contemporary settings, while satin finishes reflect less light and are favored for more traditional settings. High gloss, semi-gloss, satin finishes are in the eyes of the beholder! Choosing the right finish for your hardwood floor will enhance its beauty for many years. Water Based Urethane provides a clear, non-yellowing finish and produces less odors than other choices. This product dries quickly, and clean up is as easy as Vinegar and water. Some manufacturers make available additives called "cross-linkers" that can be mixed into the water-based finishes for added durability. Some polyurethane finishes contain aluminum oxide to enhance the abrasion-resistance qualities of the floor. In manufacturer’s reports, this finish was 10 times more abrasion-resistant than other wood finishes, and are guaranteed for up to 25 years. Acrylic finishes provide an extremely hard, durable barrier to moisture, dirt, wear and tear because the finish is actually forced into the pores of the wood at the factory. Acrylic impregnated floors are among the most expensive and are often used in commercial settings