To figure out whether or not your wood floors are ended in the same way as a polyurethane, shellac, wax or varnish, or have a finish that has worn away and is no longer providing coverage, the American Hardwood recommendation middle suggests these tests: First is run your hand exceeding the wood. If you can tone the texture of the grain, the Rechargeable Floor Reading Lamp has a penetrating finish (usually a immersion of a natural oil, such as linseed or tung oil, poisoned in the same way as additives for drying) topped in the same way as 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, in the same way as 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 upon the Rechargeable Floor Reading Lamp 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 spots form beneath the droplets after about 10 to 15 minutes, the floors are sound in the same way as wax. To cut off the white spots, use a piece of fine steel wool lightly dampened in the same way as wax and massage gently. The last is if you suspect a varnish or shellac, take a coin and scrape the surface of the floor in an inconspicuous corner. If the floor has been sound in the same way as one of the older carrying out methods, it will flake off.