There are several different finishes to use when you have a hardwood floor. Which one to use depends upon the look you want and your lifestyle. It might be wax finish hardwood floors, but maybe not.
Wax Finish Hardwood Floors
The wax finish has been popular for ions of time. It is one of the natural choices for protecting the wood. Wax needs many steps to work well and to have a long life. There needs to be several thin layers applied. Each layer needs to dry before the next layer is applied. When that process is complete, the floor is buffed to a nice shine.
Penetrating Oil Sealers
Natural oil finishes for floors are starting to catch on here in the USA. They are a less shiny, but very rich finish for a floor. This type of finish sinks into the wood to protect it. It is not just a barrier that sits on top of the wood. It is deeply penetrated beauty and protection. Scratches tend to just blend in and are not noticeable, unlike a surface application. Oil finishes come in tints, so there is no need to stain the wood first.
A urethane finish is a synthetic finish that is a layer on top of the wood that protects it. One big advantage of urethane is that it will outlast both wax and oil finishes. On the downside, you will need to stain the wood before applying. Caring for this finish is easier, as you dust mop only.
Choosing the Right Finish
Stop by US Hardwood and Flooring and we’ll explain all the details on various finishes to see if the wax finish hardwood floors are best for your home.