Floor Finishes and Curing

At TipTop Flooring, we’re often asked for a recommendation on the best finish for your floors. There’s no best answer to that question. The best floor finish for you depends on your preferences, your lifestyle and your budget.

The term curing has a special meaning related to floor finishes. It refers to the process of reaching full hardness after the finish is applied to the floor. The time for a particular finish to cure depends on the nature of the finish as well as the specific situation where the floor is located.

Because there are many factors that interact with each other, choosing the best finish for you is one of the most complex areas in flooring and one where mistakes can be costly. Here are some of the most important things you should know.

There are two basic kinds of floor finishes. Lacquer finishes include a variety of Urethanes including Bona (or Swedish) finishes. Oil finishes are usually a combination of highly modified natural oils with additives to improve hardness and drying of the wood.

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) one of our Flooring Consultants will be happy to help you make a wise decision. Here’s a short list of things you should tell your consultant.

  • Where will your flooring be installed?
  • What kind of furniture will be placed on the floor?
  • What kind of pets do you have?
  • What kind of decor will the flooring be part of?
  • How important is a “natural wood” appearance?
  • How important is ease of maintenance?
  • In general, what do you expect your flooring to cost?

You should also review the parts of our site that cover  types of flooring ways to install, and maintain and restore your flooring. While you’re here, we hope you’ll take a moment to find out more about TipTop Flooring and the professional flooring services that we deliver in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Discover how TipTop Flooring will help you get the most from your flooring investment. If you have a question, we’ll be happy to answer it. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, we’ll be ready to help.