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ICAN/ATEX: What can be used to put a high gloss shine on a wood floor?

October 9, 2013

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What can be used to put a high gloss shine on a wood floor?

What is a good floor stripper for hardwood?

Wednesday’s Answer:

Generally speaking, hardwood flooring that is not factory finished is sanded after installation and finished with coats of polyurethane to leave a high gloss surface that resists spills and wear.

A quick look at the Internet under "wood flooring" will give you a multitude of articles and videos from which you can learn the details of wood floor care.

A poly finished floor should not have a wax or topical finish applied.

If you must strip a misapplied metal interlock finish, you must be extremely careful since water is not ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICANATEX editor

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