Finishes — Seattle Floor Seattle Floor

Finishes - Seattle Floor Seattle Floor

Swedish Finish

Swedish finish was developed in the early 1950s in Scandinavia and quickly gained popularity in Europe. It has been the industry standard here in the Northwest for about 20 years, probably because it is a truly no wax finish. The only maintenance required is light damp mopping, as opposed to the semi-annual waxing and buffing associated with sealer/ wax and polyurethane finish systems. Swedish finish also has a reputation for durability unmatched by all but a few heavy-duty commercial grade finishes. Swedish finish is an alcohol-based acid-curing conversion varnish. It has been the industry standard for durability in the Northwest for many years, and we consistently achieve excellent results with Swedish finish. Because Swedish finish contains many solvents, it is highly volatile and toxic, and requires special precautions, including customers planning to be off the premises for at least a day or two after the final coat is applied, as well as removing pets and plants from the work area for the same duration. We may also ask that appliances with pilot lights be turned off or disconnected prior to the commencement of work. Please be prepared to re-light any pilot lights that we may have turned off. Light foot traffic may resume and furniture may be replaced after 24 to 48 hours, but the finish is not fully cured for up to 60 days, and therefore area rugs should not be put back on the floor for as long as is tolerable (if areas are covered before the end of this curing period, the covered areas will cure more slowly, and could result in more pronounced color differences between exposed and covered areas). Swedish finish is a two-coat procedure. The primary disadvantage of the Swedish finish is the powerful and unpleasant odor. We generally apply 2 coats of Swedish finish on successive days, and Seattle Floor Service always recommends vacating the premises while these coats of finish are being applied. Sensitivity to the solvents in the finish varies greatly from individual to individual, and some customers have reported a lingering odor for as long as a week after the final coat is applied. The majority of our customers who choose Swedish finish, however, find that if the house can be aired out soon after the final coat is dry, they are able to move back in the next day.

E-Floor Epoxy Finishing System

The e-floor system is not exactly new. It is based on a proven technology that has protected wooden boats for 25 years. The marine industry has come to trust and depend on this combination for constructing, sealing and finishing wood in the most challenging of environments: the open sea. System Three Resins, Inc. a Pacific Northwest manufacturer of specialty coatings and adhesives for the marine industry, has enlisted the services of experienced and respected flooring professionals to develop this system. A combination of low-hazard, easy-to-apply epoxy and polyurethane resin products which will provide beauty and durability to wooden floors, equal or superior to products professionals use today. The e-Floor epoxy sealer is a 100% solids product. e-Floor seals wood better resulting in more finish on top of the wood where you need it.

  • There is no shrinkage what you apply remains on the floor.
  • There is virtually no odor and no solvents no need for a respirator.
  • e-Floor is ideal for use in public areas or in open malls.
  • Apply a sport-floor durability finish system without the toxic hazards of traditional systems.
  • You can remain in your home while the product is being applied.


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