Floor Sealers and Floor Finishes
When it comes to beautiful floors, every layer is important. Aside from the physical layers that are created by flooring manufacturers, floor coatings play an important role in protection and overall look. Protective coatings like floor sealers and floor finishes help strengthen floors but in different ways. Knowing how they work and the importance of both gives homeowners the knowledge to have complete control over the look and durability of their floors.
Bona Finishes perform even better with Bona Sealers underneath. Bona Sealers don’t just add coloration, they also work with Bona Finishes to add build and depth, improve adhesion and overall durability. Together, Bona Sealers and Finishes produce the best floor protection available.
How It Works: Floor Sealers
All floors may look and feel smooth, but on a microscopic level, wood floors have pores and other attributes that make its surface uneven. This just doesn’t affect hardwood: floor sealers are available for many popular floor types like stone, tile and vinyl.
The protection of a floor sealer isn’t skin deep—it’s designed to penetrate flooring material and fill in the microscopic pores and chemically interact with floor material. Floor sealers can make floors more durable and less susceptible to water, particles, dirt and bacteria damaging the floor.
Floor sealers add coloration and are an important building layer because they strengthen floors and add durability while making it easier for floor finishes to work even better.
Bona offers five sealers that range from a very light, Scandinavian color to rich amber for an oiled look with the benefits of a waterbased product.
How It Works: Floor Finishes
Floor finishes add a surface level of protection to floors. In fact, a floor’s finish is the protective layer that actively guards against the wear and tear of everyday use. While floor finishes add protection, they can also help customize a floor’s look with different coloring options and sheen levels.
There are many popular options for floor finishes. Each has their own benefits depending on homeowner need.
Bona pioneered in the development of waterborne finishes in the 1970s, and is now the industry-leader. Our VOC-compliant finishes provide the highest quality and cleanest finishing process available, assuring the protection of your health and the environment while offering the ultimate in durability and beauty for hardwood floors.
When it comes to picking out the right floor finish, consider floor finish characteristics that best meet your needs and wants:
- Color options
- Sheen level
- Aging over time
- VOC levels/green options
- Dry time
- Ease of maintenance
The best way to see the effects of floor sealers and finishes is to talk with your flooring professional. They can give you samples and recommendations based upon your needs and region. Connect with a trusted local flooring contractor and see just how easy it is to get the floor of your dreams