To figure out whether or not your wood floors are over and done with afterward a polyurethane, shellac, wax or varnish, or have a finish that has worn away and is no longer providing coverage, the American Hardwood information middle suggests these tests: First is govern your hand greater than the wood. If you can feel the texture of the grain, the Kitchen Flooring Nz has a penetrating finish (usually a combination of a natural oil, such as linseed or tung oil, poisoned afterward additives for drying) topped afterward wax. Second, in an out-of-the-way spot, dab on a tiny paint remover. If the finish bubbles up, it is a surface finish, afterward 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 happening and does not soak into the wood, the finish on the Kitchen Flooring Nz is intact. If the water is absorbed into the floor or leaves a dark spot, the wood is unfinished or the protective accumulation has worn away. Fourth, if you sprinkle on a few drops of water and white spots form beneath the droplets after very nearly 10 to 15 minutes, the floors are hermetically sealed afterward wax. To remove the white spots, use a piece of good steel wool lightly dampened afterward wax and smear gently. The last is if you suspect a varnish or shellac, understand a coin and graze the surface of the floor in an inconspicuous corner. If the floor has been hermetically sealed afterward one of the older expertise methods, it will flake off.