Timber Floor Finishes and Polishing Brisbane

Budget Floor Sanding Brisbane offers a premium choice of Timber Floor Finishes to suit your preferences. We only use the timber flooring industry’s tried and tested, highest quality products that always produce beautiful stylish polished timber floors.

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The various wooden floor finishes that you may select to use on your timber floor can be classified into four categories. All have their own advantages and disadvantages.


Oil Based Timber Floor Finishes

These are a traditional wood floor finish based on natural oils. Traditional Pure Tung oil is one example. The oil-based timber floor finishes do not wear well and require greater maintenance and your wooden floor will darken with age and possibly yellow in darker areas or where the floor is covered. Edge bonding of the floorboards is unlikely. Although not as durable, oil-based floor finishes do have your wooden floor a beautiful satin appearance.

Composite Oil-Based/Solvent-based Floor Finishes

These wooden floor finishes have natural oils combined with urethanes to enhance wear qualities. Floor finishes with a higher urethane content will be more durable than the Pure Tung oil-based finishes mentioned before. These finishes can have gloss levels that vary from high gloss to satin. Water-based versions are available that have low VOC emissions but they will cost more.

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Solvent Based Polyurethane Floor Finishes

Solvent-based polyurethane provides the hardest finish of the four timber floor finishing alternatives. They do not have the flexibility of the other floor coatings, but they provide excellent wear qualities. This means that due to their increased durability, little maintenance is necessary. All timber floor gloss levels are available from matt, satin, and a very high gloss, and these floor finish options will also darken with age. The odor produced during the dying of the finish is strong but dissipates as the finish dries. Due to its high strength and limited flexibility edge bonding of the wooden floorboards can occur. This hard-wearing timber floor finish is well suited to pet owners as it is the most durable timber floor finish.

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Water-Based Floor Finishes

One and two-pack environmentally-friendly water-based polyurethanes are gaining popularity due to their improved durability and can offer very good wear qualities for your completed floor sanding project. These timber floor finishes are mostly applied over a sealer coat which helps to enhance the color of the timber floor and also helps reduce the possibility of edge bonding between the tongue and groove flooring. Water-based wood floor finishes come in matt, satin, and gloss, and generally, your floor will darken a little with age, but less than solvent-based timber floor finishes. Water-based floor finishes cure faster and produces fewer fumes, so this may be an option if you need to stay in your home while the floor sanding and polishing are being done. If anyone in your home suffers from respiratory issues, water-based finishes should be considered.

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Raw Untreated Scandinavian Looking Timber Floors With Invisible Protect

Invisible Protect is a new water-based timber floor coating that retains the natural appearance and feel of untreated timber. Its almost invisible layer is extremely scratch-resistant and the wood floor coating has outstanding wear resistance. There is no enhancement of the timber color and the original floorboard color is retained. Invisible Protect also has an Anti-slip rating of R9. This floor product is suitable for cork, parquetry, and interior wooden floors. Loba’s Invisible Protect is the latest from Germany’s technology leader in environmentally friendly, waterborne timber floor finishes.


As Brisbane’s climate is perfect for outdoor living, Budget Floor Sanding Brisbane regularly maintains, recoats, and restores timber decks. We also have a specialized long-nosed edging machine to reach in under your handrails to complete a professional deck restoration.

Sikkens Deck is a premium oil-based timber coating offering excellent weather resistance for the harsh outdoor environment Brisbane decks endure. It is a high water repellent, UV  resistant, exterior deck finish with a satin appearance that allows the wood grain to remain visible.

Decking Oil is an economical floor sanding deck finish but requires more frequent applications to maintain the condition of your wooden deck after the floor sanding process.

Both the above exterior timber deck finishes have their advantages and disadvantages.

The timber finish on outdoor timber decks does not last as long as interior finishes due to the harsh ultraviolet light it receives. If decks are not maintained the finish deteriorates and eventually flakes off leaving the raw timber deck exposed and vulnerable to timber rot. Damaged timber boards can lead to the timber deck needing a more expensive repair or replacement.

Restore your deck to its absolute best with Brisbane’s deck sanding specialists, Budget Floor Sanding Brisbane.

If you are uncertain which timber floor finishes that best suit your circumstances, and need floor sanding and polishing advice, contact us and let us help you with your floor sanding renovation questions.


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