In a home with old looking hardwood floors, the greatest improvement possible is to start a finishing procedure. You are going to be able to walk on your own floors immediately after they are ready. All wood floors ought to be given some type of care and attention from time to time.
Since there are many colours and width alternatives are available with prefinished it is going to be difficult for you to choose the right one for your wood floors. The finish sheen measures how shiny or glossy your floor’s finish will be and there three most popular and functional options to choose from.
Satin seems to be the most popular sheen, it is more in line with a classic or formal setting, and the ease of care that a matte floor offers. Satin surface is easy to be kept clean. This finish tends to give the look of hardwood a NEW look longer then any other finish does. Satin is not reflect the light directly but rather disperses it evenly. This is way it does not show every scratch and imperfection in the way that Semi Gloss does.
Semi Gloss have the higher gloss levels, which is even more reflective. But the higher sheen levels wear is not a good idea and specially in high traffic areas. The constant use of a floor in a high traffic area could mean that your finish will wear out faster in some areas than in others. This sheen is good for clean maniacs, because it is so much easier to notice dirt,debris, scratches and dents, especially on a darker coloured stain. Semi Gloss finish sheen on is tendy for spaces or places where there may be water near by – kitchens or formal dining areas.
Matte finish is perfect for children’s rooms or high traffic areas, a matte finished floor will be better able to hide scruffs, scratches dirt and debris.This is way matte finish has become very popular. This finish is also a very good way of achieving the casual sophistication. Matte reflects minimal amount of light and therefore will have no shine even after they are cleaned. It is also the very popular for a commercial spaces, because this is a floor that will stay goodlooking longer, easy to clean, and also easy to maintain!