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Hardwood Floors Epoxy Seal

March 9, 2010

Protecting your un finish kitchen hardwood floor with an epoxy floor coating is worth the investment. Preparing the floor for the seal is critical. You must sand the hardwood to smooth it out and to open the pores so the finish can absorb easier.

Once done, you might want to do a thorough vacuum and sweeping. Sanding may need to be repeated, but try not to over sand. For the finer dust pick ups, use a damp cloth.

There are 2 different types of seal, water-based and solvent. Water based is getting more popular due to going green. It does cost a little more than the solvent. Solvent based face disposal issues and high volatile organic compounds which is a health concern.

Some solvent types are polyurethane. The polyurethane finishes are probably the most commonly used hardwood flooring sealant. The balance between durability, cost and appearance finds a sweet spot here. Relative to other finishes, they are simple to apply and dry within 6 hours.

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