Finishes: Loba Easy Finish

One of the newest finishes we have begun to incorporate in our offerings is Loba Easy Finish.  Loba finishes are high quality finishes made in Germany and we are starting to see the benefit of using them. The reason we haven’t used them in the past is because of a lack of local distribution.  We […]

General Finishes Pro Shield

Our most durable finish offering is called Pro Shield made by General Finishes located in Wisconsin.  It is a two part water based finish that uses an aziridine catalyst to give superior durability and chemical resistance.  This finish works well for those that want the best protection that we can offer for their floor. Pro Shield […]

Finishes: General Finishes Pro Image

Being actively involved in the hardwood flooring industry I get kept abreast with newer finish technologies.  General Finishes Pro Image water based floor finish is a newer single component floor finish. It is a urethane/acrylic finish using higher quality ingredients to give it superior scratch, scuff and heel mark resistance.  It is a clear finish that […]

Basic Coatings StreetShoe 275

Our toughest finish system that we highly recommend for heavily trafficked floors or commercial areas is Basic Coatings StreetShoe 275.  This is the finish I have on my personal floors at home (I have a busy household) and I have been pleased with how well the finish is holding up. Hardness is one of several […]

A job best left to professionals

Hardwood flooring refinishing work is something that needs to be taken seriously.  If improperly done by a DIY’er or an amateur, such as a jack-of-all-trades, a wood floor refinish job can lead to costly repairs and even worse death. In this news story a building superintendent was killed while refinishing a wood floor in an […]

Basic Lock ‘N Seal™

When  water based finish is chosen as a finish to use on a newly sanded floor, it is best to first use a sealer as a base coat.  This helps to seal the wood and provide a building coat for the finish.  It also helps to prevent tannin pull in woods such as White Oak […]

Finishes: Basic Coatings Easy Street

Basic Coatings® Easy Street™ is a single component clear water based floor finish suitable for residential and commercial applications.  It is very durable and has a low odor.  It comes in different sheens: Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.  It dries in approximately 3 hours and fully cured in 7 days. Basic Coatings® is an American manufacture of […]

Finishes: Glitsa MultiKote

Glitsa® MultiKote™ Swedish Finish is a two-compotent fast drying conversion varnish designed for residential and commercial wood floor applications. A conversion varnish is a catalyzed alkyd-based coating that is tough and resistant to household chemicals. The Glitsa® brand of floor finishes is owned and produced by Rudd Company, Inc., an American manufacturer based in Seattle for […]