Floor Finishes

Wood floors come in a vast variety of styles to suit your lifestyle, design and area of your living and working space.

Most wooden floors are usually finished in urethanes and remain on the surface of the wood and form a protective coating.

They come in various gloss levels and are durable, water-resistant and require minimal maintenance.

Types of Surface Finishes

Oil-modified urethane

is a solvent-base polyurethane that dries in about eight hours. This type of finish ambers.

Moisture-cured urethane

is a solvent-base polyurethane that is more durable and more moisture resistant than other surface finishes. Moisture-cure urethane comes in non-yellowing and in ambering types and is generally available in satin or gloss. These finishes are extremely difficult to apply and have a strong odour.


This finish soaks into the pores of the wood and hardens to form a protective penetrating seal. It is generally maintained with solvent-based (never water-based), buffing pastes or cleaning liquids.

Water-based urethane

Finishes are clear and non-yellowing. They have a milder odour and dry in about two to three hours.