Wood Floor Finishes

Are you looking for the best finishes to apply on your flooring jobs? Wood Floors Direct has what you need from wax, stained, vanish and more.

Flooring manufacturers offer a variety of finishes and coatings on their products, abd making a choice can be confusing. However, when you work with us at Wood Floors Direct, we are here to help.

Our website has product information you need to make an informed decision. With product info, images, reviews and videos, we can help you decide which product to choose.

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Things to Consider Before Choosing A Wood Floor Finish


Durability is how resilient the finish itself is. For instance, polyurethane was once introduced as a hard finish that doesn’t need polishing, but over time, some polyurethane will.


Some woods can have several different floor finishes applied to them. For example, hardwood floors can be finished with oil-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane, or polyurethane varnish, all of which are suitable choices for finishing wood floors. Choosing a wood finish will also depend on the usability/suitability.


Water-based finishes are not the best for darker woods because they don’t have enough pigment to give the wood stain colour. Multi Coats and oil-based finishing systems add colour to the woods, but they highlight the knots, mineral streaks and wood movement.

Toxicity Level

The finish you choose is a matter of personal taste and also has environmental issues. Lacquer dries faster than oil but contributes to air pollution in the factory because it must be sprayed.

Oil-based products may give better protection but are slow to dry and are said by some woodworkers to negatively affect the look of the wood. Water-based finishes are not very durable and require proper ventilation in warm weather. Spray varnish is convenient but expensive and not as effective as brushing or wiping on varnish.

Drying Time

Water-based finish, while the most environmentally friendly, is also slow to dry. Shellac and lacquer dry the fastest, usually within an hour or two, depending on humidity. Two coats of either varnish or oil take 24 hours to dry before final sanding and buffing. Varnish dries slower (overnight) than oil.

Wood Finishes Available In Our Range

Stained Wood Floor Finish

Stains are a good wood floor finish option, and they can be applied with a brush or a sprayer. There are many different finishes available, and it is important to match the finish to the wood species.

Wax Wood Floor Finish:

Wax finishes are made by applying a thin coat of wax to the wood floor. The wax used is typically natural, vegetable-based, beeswax that in its pure form is white and opaque. The surface created is natural looking and has a nice lustre. Waxed floors are easier to care for than other kinds of hardwood floors since they require little or no maintenance to keep them looking new.

Oil Wood Floor Finish

This is the hardest wearing and easiest to maintain hardwood floor finish available. It is also very difficult to render in a wood stain formula, as it contains VOC’s that can not be included in a water-based product.

Polished Floor Finish

Polishing the floor is a two-step process. First, remove all the dirt, grime, and dust on your floor. Wipe down the surface of the wood with a dry microfiber mop or sponge mop; dust with a dry cloth; or vacuum with a canister vacuum. Use a cleaner that contains a disinfectant to sanitize your floor. (Make sure to use a cleaner formulated for floors, not for fabrics or curtains.)

The best-looking floors are those with a protective finish, like tung oil, for example. If your floors are already sealed or have a protective finish, they will likely look more impressive when polished.

Varnished Wood Floor Finish

Wood vanishes are one of the best types of wood floor finishes. An easy-to-apply finish for wood floors, it is great for wood.

The three basic components of varnishes- oil, solvent, and resin- are transparent, provide a tough protective finish, and provide a transparent finish. Each of those three elements is mixed in various proportions in order to create different kinds of varnish.

We stock a wide variety of finishes here at Wood Floors Direct

Choose from a wide variety of finishes for wood floors to get a floor of exceptional quality at a very affordable price. Furthermore, we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction through fast shipping and money-back guarantees.

We are proud to offer you hardwood floors finished beautifully.

We offer a wide range of wood floor finishes that can be applied to any home or business, you can call us today on 01273 257 187, and get a quote.