Varnish or Lacquer
More durable than oil sealants, and easier to maintain, we typically use these products for mid to heavy traffic areas.
Modern lacquers (Bona and Juncker) no longer produce the ‘plastic’ look of old and offer a silky sheen in a matt, satin or high gloss finish.
Our recommended finish would be a polyurethane lacquer – highly resistant to wear but which may create some discolouration to the floor beneath.
As it is not a natural material, it can restrict the breathing ability of your wooden floor.
For areas experiencing lighter usage, a part polyurethane/part acrylic floor sanding and varnishing might be preferable. This will not yellow or darken the wood.
For lacquered/varnished floors, we would always recommend three applications:
They dry within 1-3 hours and fully cure in 12-72 hours.
Phone or email us for a free assessment and comparison of recommended sealants.