Not only are wooden floors beautiful, but they also offer you a number of great options for the finished look and feel of your residential or commercial building floors. The type of finish you choose, should be dependent on the lifestyle and maintenance schedule you wish to upkeep, as well as the future outcome of your floor’s aesthetics. We’re going to give you an overview of some of the different finishes available for your wooden floor.


  • There’s the sheen, which is a finish which comes with a variety of different levels of shine. These finishes offer shine and light reflection and they include a variety of sheens like:
    • Gloss sheens
    • Semi-gloss sheens
    • Satin sheens
    • Matte sheens


  • There’s the surface finish, which tends to be very durable and water-resistant. These finishes don’t need much maintenance and they offer a protective coating for the floor. Some of the different types of surface finishes include the following:
    • Water-based finishes
    • Oil-based finishes
    • Moisture-cured finishes
    • Conversions varnish finishes
    • Wax finishes
    • UV cured finishes


  • There’s the natural oil finish, which is may be a hard wax oil or a penetrating oil. These can offer a durable long lasting finish when they penetrate the pores of the wood.


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