Finishing for wood floor is also developing from time to time. At the time when the forest and wood are still available abundantly, there might be no finish were generated. When the woods were found easily then the human could choose the best wood. The floor and house were made from the big wood which give, strong and good quality wood. But then finishing for wood floor is also growing according to the woodworking and wood finishing technology.
At this time the finishing is increase important at the wood flooring manufacturing systems. The finishing is purposed to form the beauty of the wood floor and at same time also to give protection to the product. There are many finishing for wood floor that can be used to the wood floor.
Here are some types of finishing for wood flooring.
- Oil finish
Oil finish is the simplest wood finish. Oil finishing will not provide protection to the substrate. However, for some types of wood, oil finish can be the best choice. Oil finish can give the beautiful wood finish. He gives the very thin layer of finish and the natural appearance of wood. The oil finish is applied in a simple way by wiping or brushing. It can be applied to the installed wood floor easily. It does not require the special equipment and facilities, and even special operator.
Usually the oil finish will wear out after a certain period of time, and therefore need the re coating. Fortunately the re coating can be done easily. We can directly apply the new oil at the old finish with good result.
Although it could give the beautiful looked, but actually the oil does not give real protection to the wood. It also limited at the color choice. The oil finish is only suitable for the wood flooring which already has his own beauty and strength. The oil will give the best wood looked for the wood product that are made from the strong, hard and beautiful wood. The oil finish is the common finish to the: teak, rosewood, ironwood, merbau and other beautiful wood.
There are many types of varnish and one of them is made specifically to finish the wood floor. The floor varnish can produce a film layer to provide protection to the wood substrate. The floor varnish also has light brown color which can make color to the finishing. If necessary the varnish can be could applied in combination with some stain to make the finishing color. Wood varnish can be applied by spray or brushed, then it can be applied to the floors that have been installed. The spray application will be more complicated but will give the better looked and result; it needs the spraying equipment that may quite difficult to be provided at the rom. The spray application also will generate the dust spray that could be difficult to be handled.
- PU coating.
PU is finishing solvent base materials that are widely used in finishing for wood furniture. The materials can provide coating films that can also be used for the wood floor. As the modern finishing materials, then it gives some more advantages. PU coating can produce a smooth and beautiful finish. It can be used together with stain and glaze, then almost all kind of finish can be resulted.
The coating should be applied by spray to get the best result. There some type that is available to be applied by brushed, but I will give limited result. It can be applied to the installed floor if necessary. But of course the coating application at the installed floor is a big job. It requires the good preparation and handling. We need to consider bringing the equipment at the room and also needing to handle the dust spray that often generated.
- UV coating.
UV coating now is considered as the ideal coating for wood flooring. The UV coating produces a strong coating layer, environmentally friendly and gives the high efficiency in the application. UV coating is a modern finishing material that most widely used in the wood floor manufacturer companies that make wood flooring products in large quantities. With the combination with stain, then a wide range of colors and finishes can be resulted. The UV coating is also gives strong film layer that fulfill the market demand. The UV coating is also commonly used for floor made of the engineering wood such as: MDF, or plywood, wood veneer panels.
This material can only be applied by the specialized equipment: roller coater, curtain coater and automatic spray machine. The application must be done at the factory, and cannot be done to the insatiable floor.