For those looking to enjoy the glossy look of hardwood without compromising on durability, water-based polyurethane could be a great option. This type of finish is applied as a liquid, water-like layer that hardens into a moisture-resistant top layer. It is much more eco-friendly than oil-based polyurethane and dries quickly, is very durable, and shows the true color and grain of the wood. However, it is more expensive and may require multiple coats to properly protect the hardwood floor.
When it comes to protection and durability for hardwood floors, aluminum oxide is the best choice for high-traffic areas. It requires minimal maintenance and is available in both low and high gloss finishes, depending on your preferences. It will not alter the color of the wood grain and can last up to 25 years. The downside is that it's only available in pre-finished floor planks.
Aluminum oxide flooring is especially good at repelling wear, dents, scratches, discoloration caused by sunlight and stains, making it suitable for high-traffic areas. Consumer Reports tests have shown that this type of flooring can withstand more wear and tear than other types of floors. When used in a floor finish, it is applied as a liquid that dries and hardens to form a protective, moisture-resistant top layer on a hardwood floor. Prefinished floors offer a little more protection than on-site finished floors. First Atlanta Flooring is an established leader in the flooring industry with five distribution centers in North Georgia with a storage capacity of more than 100,000 square feet.
Most online orders will ship within 1 to 2 business days from the date of the order. In some cases, we may be able to ship them the same day. When it comes to choosing a floor finish for high traffic areas, aluminum oxide is the best option available. It offers superior protection and durability that can last up to 25 years with minimal maintenance required. It's only available in pre-finished floor planks but offers more protection than on-site finished floors.
First Atlanta Flooring has an extensive selection of pre-finished aluminum oxide flooring with most orders shipping within 1 to 2 business days.