Solvent borne polyurethane finishes give a hard finish with high abrasion resistance which reduces the level of routine maintenance.
With solvent borne polyurethane you’ll have the option to choose a finish ranging from matt to high gloss for your timber flooring.
Solvent based polyurethanes provide a hard finish. Although this gives timber flooring limited flexibility it gives it a much greater resistance to abrasions which greatly reduces the level of routine maintenance.
Solvent borne polyurethane finishes provide some of the hardest finishes available on the market today and they are available in various gloss levels from matt through to a very high gloss.
These finishes, as with the oil-based finishes, will generally darken with time. The odour during application is very strong with these products but dissipates as the finish dries.
Because of the high strength of solvent borne polyurethane finishes and the general limited flexibility, edge bonding of boards can occur.
What are the benefits of choosing a solvent borne polyurethane finish over other types of finishes?
Solvent borne polyurethane has a high abrasion resistance and is extremely durable. It is available in a range of gloss types and will enhance the natural colour of your timber flooring.
A solvent borne polyurethane finish is the hardest wearing timber flooring finish available and its application has excellent flow and levelling which results in a very smooth finish for your timber flooring.
What type of timber is a solvent borne polyurethane based finish suitable for?
All timber species are compatible with a solvent borne polyurethane finish which means if you want a hard wearing and durable finish for your timber flooring, you can choose any type of timber with the confidence that you’ll be able to retain its natural look.
Are there downsides to choosing a solvent borne polyurethane based finish?
Over time a solvent borne polyurethane finish will yellow. It also has a strong and toxic smell when it is being applied which means the person doing the application will need to wear a special breathing mask.
If you’re planning on having a solvent borne polyurethane finish applied to timber flooring in your home, we strongly recommend that you vacate the premise for at least 48 hours.
If you’d like to know more about timber flooring or solvent borne polyurethane finishes give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist. We can look after all your timber flooring needs anywhere on the Gold Coast.