An extension to a hydrotherapy centre at a Brisbane retirement village was floored with Hoop pine plywood. Architect specifications required this plywood timber floor to be sanded and then finished with Toby’s Aquamax Commercial water based finish. It was also specified that a non slip additive be added to the timber floor finish to provide a non slip rating to the floor.
After the floor sanding was completed a sealer was firstly applied and then two coats of the Toby’s Aquamax with both coats containing the Intergrain Ultra Grip additive. The addition of the Ultra grip to the finish results in a matt finish at the completion of the job.
Water based finish is less prone to yellowing in colour than polyurethane and will help limit the change in colour of the timber floor over time.