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Methods that help you to choose the right floor finish

Posted on December 23rd, 2010 In: Blog, Wood Floor Polishing Blogs

It is important to choose the right finish for your wood floors to ensure that they are protected from wear and tear and are able to last long and look beautiful for decades. There are two main types of finishes available for wood floors and you will need to choose between them by deciding which one suits your need the best.

Wood Species

Which wood finish you choose depends largely on the type of wood used for your flooring. The purpose of the finish is to protect the surface of the wood and the type of wood determines how much protection it requires. Thus, the harder the wood is, the lesser is the need for a highly durable finish and vice versa.

Maintenance

How you intend to maintain your wood flooring also helps determine the type of wood finish you ought to use. The first question is whether you are going to do the maintenance yourself or whether you are going to hire an expert to do it. Oil finishes require more maintenance but you can do it on your own. On the other hand, surface finishes are low maintenance, but you will need to hire an expert every time you need it done.

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