To figure out whether or not your wood floors are curtains next a polyurethane, shellac, wax or varnish, or have a finish that has worn away and is no longer providing coverage, the American Hardwood counsel middle suggests these tests: First is direct your hand over the wood. If you can quality the texture of the grain, the Bamboo Flooring Gray has a penetrating finish (usually a assimilation of a natural oil, such as linseed or tung oil, infected next additives for drying) topped next wax. Second, in an out-of-the-way spot, dab upon a tiny paint remover. If the finish bubbles up, it is a surface finish, next polyurethane, which coats the floor in a protective layer.
The third is in an out-of-the-way area, area a few drops of water. If the water beads stirring and does not soak into the wood, the finish upon the Bamboo Flooring Gray is intact. If the water is absorbed into the floor or leaves a dark spot, the wood is unfinished or the protective mass has worn away. Fourth, if you sprinkle upon a few drops of water and white bad skin form beneath the droplets after virtually 10 to 15 minutes, the floors are sound next wax. To sever the white spots, use a fragment of fine steel wool lightly dampened next wax and smear gently. The last is if you suspect a varnish or shellac, put up with a coin and graze the surface of the floor in an inconspicuous corner. If the floor has been sound next one of the older finishing methods, it will flake off.