To refresh an oil finish, sanding the floor is required.
Oil finishes are more stain resistant than urethanes.
Oil finishes work by penetrating and sealing the wood fibers.
Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner is fine for use on any oil finish.
Oil finishes need to be re-oiled every year.
Oil finishes are made with plant-based ingredients.
Oil finishes are popular in the commercial market in Europe.
Oil finishes are easier to repair than urethane finishes.
It’s important to maintain an oil finish with products intended specifically for that finish
All of the above
Another name for UV urethane is Aluminum Oxide.
UV urethane can be refinished without sanding or abrading.
A long UV urethane finish warranty means the floor is highly scratch resistant.
Aluminum Oxide enhances finish clarity.
None of the above
They are UV-cured.
They don’t actually contain wax.
They are generally easier to repair than urethane finishes.
They create a heavy plastic build above the wood.
They always require two coats.
Most UV Oils have a natural look and feel, like other oil finishes.
Because of their acrylic content, UV Oils perform more like urethanes than other oil finishes.
UV Oils can be nourished and refreshed without sanding, like other oils.
UV Oils are less stain resistant than Hardwax Oils.
UV Oils are cured at the factory using ultra-violet light.
They are water-based.
They contain solvents.
They may off-gas after installation.
They should be cleaned with solvent-based cleaners.
None of the above.
It is exposed to ammonia gas.
It usually has more color variation than untreated wood.
Through careful lumber sourcing, color variation can be largely eliminated.
The tannin content of the wood is key to the resulting color.
Fumed/Smoked wood may not be the best option for someone looking for a floor with uniform color.
Grain direction can affect the absorption and resulting reaction.
Reactive stains can replicate the oxidative processes that give aged wood its beautiful patina.
Reactive stains make the wood more brittle.
Reactive stains rely on pigments to achieve special colors.
A & B above
Show them a small hand sample.
Tell them that color is unpredictable and they should be careful.
Get a full carton and show them a few boards.
Lay out several cartons, spreading the variation around, and get approval before installing.
Tell them that many of the boards come defective and they’ll have to order lots of extra material and sort through it.
European Oak is the same species as American White Oak.
European Oak tends to be less knotty than American White Oak.
European Oak tends to have tighter grain that American White Oak.
European Oak tends to have lower tannin content than American White Oak.
None of the above.
Oak from the Russian Far East is a different species from those that grow in Europe.
Oak from the Russian Far East usually features black veining running parallel to the grain.
Monarch Plank sources Oak from Russia that is manufactured in China.
Illegal logging is a problem in Russia.
Many products sold as ‘European Oak’ are not actually European Oak.