There are several options to choose from after you have sanded the flooring down. The stain and the finish are the final steps to your finished on site hardwood or hardwood refinishing project.
The most common and affordable type of finish, oil-based polyurethane tends to take on an amber cast as it ages. The curing time for this type tends to be about 30 days, but it can be walked on in socks in just 24 hours after the application of the final coat.
Quickly becoming the most popular finish, water-based polyurethane has a quicker drying and curing time and few (if any) V.O.C.'s. At Boyles Flooring, we use the Lobadur ® brand of water-based finish, which is GREENGUARD certified.
Thanks to the rapid drying time, fewer dust particles from the air will settle into the finish. The finish is also clear, so it won't change the color of your natural wood floors. Curing takes about 7 days, but you can walk on the finish with socks just 4-8 hours after the application of the final coat.
Instead of curing only the top layer of your hardwood, the Lobadur ® water-based finish saturates the entire body of the hardwood. This allows for a more durable and complete finishing option.
Our commercially rated, water-based finish provides more long-term durability, best for large families, heavy foot traffic or large dogs.
The other benefits of this finish are similar to that of a standard water-based finish.