What is the best Coating for my Timber Floor?

We often have people come to us asking for an oiled wood floor - but is this really what you want? In this article we are going to explain the common types of finishes available in NZ today. These include Lacquer (sometimes called Polyurethane), UV cured Oil, Oil (non-cured) finishes.

What is the best Coating for my Timber Floor?

So, what is the best option for you?
From our experience, New Zealanders typically live a very relaxed lifestyle and are not fastidious about taking shoes off indoors - a common practice in Europe. Also many do not have the time to maintain and care for an Oil floor the way it should be cared for, which can lead to the Oiled floor drying out and cracking.

Lacquered floors tend to suit the majority of the population in NZ as they are extremely hardwearing, easy to clean and do not require maintenance coats. These days they are available in very matte finishes, similar to the look of an oiled wood floor.

In saying that, if you are prepared for the expense and the care and maintenance required of an Oiled floor or UV Oiled floor, there is no doubt you the look of these floors is stunning and the most natural looking surface you can get.

We hope that after reading this you will have gained some valuable knowledge that assists you in making a wise choice on your flooring. After all it is a choice you will have to live with!

Date Added: Thursday, 22nd September 2016