Your Options for Flooring Finishes Cordova TN

Among surface finishes, which remain on the surface of the wood and provide a protective coating, you have five different choices. Surface finishes are popular because they are durable and easy to maintain.

KISER'S FLOOR FASHIONS
(901) 754-6161
7980 FISCHER STREET
Cordova, TN
 
CORDOVA CARPET & MATTRESS
(901) 767-1757
571 KINSMAN RD
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STEVEN BLACKWELL
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1741 CHEROKEE BLVD
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CARPET DEPOT USA
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3694 NEW GETWELL RD
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BARNEY BROTHERS MISS INC
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FLOORING FACTORY OUTLET, INC.
(901) 692-9228
6901 APPLING FARMS I-40 AT WHITTEN RD.
Memphis, TN
 
KISERS FLOOR FASHIONS
(901) 458-8000
3050 WALNUT GROVE RD
Memphis, TN
 
DU PONT FLOORING SYSTEMS
(901) 454-0800
2665 BROAD AVE STE 3
Memphis, TN
 
Olive Branch Carpets, LLC
(662) 890-5888
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Dogs running, cats jumping, kids throwing, heels clicking, and the trips and falls of everyday life are all enemies of hardwood flooring

Dogs running, cats jumping, kids throwing, heels clicking, and the trips and falls of everyday life are all enemies of hardwood flooring . A good wood floor finish is a homeowner's only protection against such calamities. There are two main types of wood finishes to choose from: surface finishes and penetrating finishes.

Surface Finishes

Among surface finishes, which remain on the surface of the wood and provide a protective coating, you have five different choices. Surface finishes are popular because they are durable and easy to maintain. They are a mixture of synthetic resins almost always based in urethane or polyurethane. The five main surface finishes you'll follow:

  1. Oil-based Urethane finish is common because it is easy to apply. Available in gloss, semi-gloss, and satin sheens, oil-based urethane finish dries in about eight hours and takes on an amber hue with age.
  2. Water-based Urethane dries exceptionally fast and does not yellow with age. If it lacks anywhere it is in durability. However, some manufacturers offer additives which can be mixed with the finish for better strength.
  3. Moisture-cured Urethane is a very strong, solvent-based polyurethane. It gives off strong fumes, is difficult to apply, and is usually used by professionals in commercial settings.
  4. Aluminum Oxide is relatively new to the floor f...

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