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Types of Finish

 

Heidelberg Wood Floor finishes create lasting beauty and requires minimal care thanks to today's modern technology in wood floor finish products. The right finish protects wood flooring from wear, dirt and moisture while giving the wood your attractive color and sheen.  Whether you are choosing one of our prefinished wood floors or you are going with an unfinished floor and a job-site finish, we want you know the unique attributes of each type of finish and why feature particular finishes.

Hard Wax Oil Finish

 

Sheen: Matte

Repair-ability: Excellent

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Hard Wax Oil finished wood flooring is featured in the Greystone, Old Town, Chateau, and Old Barn Collections. Hard-Wax Oil finish is an ALL NATURAL non-pollutant, non-toxic No-VOC, and we mean ZERO VOC, product with no biocides, no preservatives, and is lead-benzene free. It is produced from natural materials such as vegetable oil and natural waxes made from purified renewable natural raw resources. Its open grain structure allows the floor to breathe which has a regulatory effect on moisture ensuring a healthy room climate— keeping within the spirit of wood’s natural hydroscopic characteristics. The special features of this finish allow the oils to penetrate deeply into the wood pores to enhance, while the wax remains on the surface to maintain a beautiful natural matte finish and create a protective layer offering a resistant and lasting finish. In essence, the wax is bonded to the wood via the oil. By finishing the wood with Hard-Wax Oil the ultimate color of the floor will flourish and continue to enhance with time. MORE INFO>>


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Natural Oil Finish

 

Sheen: Matte

Repair-ability: Excellent

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Our Natural Oil finished flooring does not contain wax; they are based on vegetable oils and non-aromatic solvents. The oil penetrates into the surface of the wood, and as they cure, harden to form a protective surface that becomes part of the wood floor. Small scratches and indentations caused by normal wear and tear are less noticeable and can be spot repaired.

 

The Natural Oil Finish contains hardeners similar to the Hard Wax Oil.  The major difference is that the Natural Oil Finish has a unique application method that limits it to hand application at the factory or job-site application on our unfinished flooring.

 

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UV Oil Finish

 

Sheen: Matte/Satin

Repair-ability: Excellent

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UV Oil finish has an extremely low build thickness (thin coat) which makes for an  attractive furniture type finish. The oil actually penetrates the woods surface and provides rich appearance that is not seen in conventional UV Urethane floors.  UV oil finish can also be produced with a very low gloss level (10%) that reflects a minimal amount of light. This lack of gloss is beneficial when it come to dents, dings, and other common house hold or commercial mishaps.  With UV Oil finishes, less is better. Because the finished is thin and flexible, it is able to take impacts, conforming to the dent.  The finish is left intact to continue protecting the wood, rather than chipping or flaking away. Environmentally, UV oil is made of 100% solids and contains no solvents or after cure products. There is no post installation off gassing of any kind. 

 

One of the greatest benefits of UV Oil is its ease of repair. Conventional UV cured coatings are extremely difficult to repair because of the thick finish on top of the wood. Once the finish is broken it is virtually impossible to touch up seamlessly.Oil finishes however are easy to repair and blend, without any noticeable spots. It’s as easy as wiping touch up oil on a cloth, rubbing it into the wood and letting it dry for one hour.  Oil finishes are perfect for commercial applications such as restraints, where there will be considerable wear on the floor.  Hardwood floors will dent and scratch, but with UV Oil finish the floor can look like new in no time.

 

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Water-based Finish

 

Sheen: Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss

Repair-ability: Good

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AKA Waterborne finish.  Our finish is  a revolutionary, oxygen-crosslinking, waterborne wood floor finish which can be used on heavy-traffic residential and commercial Hardwood floors.  Like our Natural Oil Finish, it has a unique application method that limits it to hand application at the factory or job-site application on our unfinished flooring.

 

As a polyurethane-type finish, our waterborne finishes are a coating that covers the wood as opposed to our Hard Wax and Natural Oils that absorb and bond with the wood fibers.  Unlike our oil finishes, we can accomplish a much higher sheen which is a great benefit for those who choose that appearance.  The primary advantage of our waterborne finish is that it does not contain the same solvents that oil base finish does, and are therefore much less toxic.

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