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Best finish for wood flooring

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Lenny, 23rd Aug, 2016.

  1. Lenny

    Lenny Well-Known Member

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    Hiya,

    We're in the middle of sanding wood flooring and are after suggestions for how we should finish the flooring. For example varnish, oil, water based finishes or polyurethane? Product suggestion would be great.

    For a rental we were thinking a water or oil based finish might be the best. It may not look the best but possibly easier to maintain, and we can apply ourselves.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    We used Synteko Classic Seal on ours.
    3 years on, wearing well and still happy
     

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  3. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I would be making sure that tenants don't have a dog, and if they do that they don't let them inside.
    I've seen some nice new floors ruined by dog scratches.
     
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  4. Lenny

    Lenny Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Is that a matt or gloss finish?

    Our timber is similar so will check it out. Looks like Bunnings don't stock it.
     
  5. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I get 3 coats of poly in satin finish (low sheen) hides marks compared to gloss
     
  6. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    Matt finish.
    This is a pic the day after it was done, it looks like gloss, but as it cured/dried off properly it looks better (and doesn't have the glare reflection from the sun)
    Our timber has darkened a bit now over time, really like it now.
    Bunnings used to carry it years ago, am not sure if Masters have it still.
    Had to do a touch up a while back as the kitchen kick board was moved back, can only see it when you get the light on the right angle, so happy with that also. 20130815_170608.jpg
     
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    Speede Well-Known Member

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    Use

    Bona Traffic HD. Expensive...but you get what you pay for. Satin.
     
  8. jchan86

    jchan86 Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity, what's your typical cost per m2 for floor sanding and finishing?
     
  9. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    What's the thing in the bottom of the pic?
    Looks like "Thing" from the Addams Family.
     
  10. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, could be the incomplete hand rail.
    Had all the furniture on the balconies and the windows were filthy, so not the best pic, sorry
     
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    $20 to $25 per sqm
     
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