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Understanding the Power of Finish: Protecting and Enhancing Melbourne's Timber Flooring

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In the world of timber flooring, finish, top coating, and lacquer are indispensable protectors that shield this naturally porous material from the harsh elements it faces daily. Melbourne's vibrant environment, with its fluctuating moisture levels, dust, dirt, and oils, demands exceptional timber protection. Let's explore the purpose of these finishes and the incredible options available to brighten and safeguard your valuable floors.

Finish, or top coating, is a vital layer applied to timber floors to safeguard them from the external world. It forms an impermeable barrier, shielding against moisture intrusion, wear and tear, and maintaining the floor's longevity and beauty for years to come.

In the realm of timber floor finishes, two popular categories dominate:

  • Water-Based Polyurethane: Water-based finishes, such as Porters Clear Cote, have gained popularity for their cost-effectiveness and low sheen surface. However, if you're seeking a long-lasting, non-yellowing finish that withstands heavy use, our top recommendation is the Intergrain Enviropro Endure 2 Pack. This fan-favorite product, known for its exceptional durability and low VOC emissions, keeps your floors looking pristine without compromising air quality.'

  • Oil/Wax-Based Products: For those who prefer the stunning depth and texture oil-based finishes offer, look no further than Rubio Monocoat. This extraordinary oil brings out the timber's vibrant colors and textures, enabling you to embrace the natural beauty of your floors. Another remarkable option is Synteko Natural, a low VOC alternative perfect for health-conscious households. With its soft timber feel and enhanced texture, Synteko Natural ensures both durability and a visually captivating finish.

If there is any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at or just fill out our online quote form found below if there is an upcoming project that you would like some advice on. We'll try our best to help out as much as we can.

Good luck on your upcoming project!

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