To figure out whether or not your wood floors are the end afterward a polyurethane, shellac, wax or varnish, or have a finish that has worn away and is no longer providing coverage, the American Hardwood opinion center suggests these tests: First is rule your hand over the wood. If you can tone the texture of the grain, the Ambient Electric Floor Heating has a penetrating finish (usually a fascination of a natural oil, such as linseed or tung oil, impure afterward additives for drying) topped afterward wax. Second, in an out-of-the-way spot, dab upon a little 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, place a few drops of water. If the water beads taking place and does not soak into the wood, the finish upon the Ambient Electric Floor Heating is intact. If the water is absorbed into the floor or leaves a dark spot, the wood is unfinished or the protective addition has worn away. Fourth, if you sprinkle upon a few drops of water and white a skin condition form beneath the droplets after about 10 to 15 minutes, the floors are unassailable afterward wax. To remove the white spots, use a piece of fine steel wool lightly dampened afterward wax and smooth gently. The last is if you suspect a varnish or shellac, say you will a coin and scrape the surface of the floor in an inconspicuous corner. If the floor has been unassailable afterward one of the older execution methods, it will flake off.