To figure out whether or not your wood floors are done in the manner of a polyurethane, shellac, wax or varnish, or have a finish that has worn away and is no longer providing coverage, the American Hardwood recommendation center suggests these tests: First is run your hand beyond the wood. If you can feel the texture of the grain, the Flooring Contractors Hull has a penetrating finish (usually a immersion of a natural oil, such as linseed or tung oil, poisoned in the manner of additives for drying) topped in the manner of 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, in the manner of 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 happening and does not soak into the wood, the finish on the Flooring Contractors Hull is intact. If the water is absorbed into the floor or leaves a dark spot, the wood is unfinished or the protective accrual has worn away. Fourth, if you sprinkle on a few drops of water and white bad skin form beneath the droplets after very nearly 10 to 15 minutes, the floors are strong in the manner of wax. To cut off the white spots, use a piece of fine steel wool lightly dampened in the manner of wax and daub 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 strong in the manner of one of the older attainment methods, it will flake off.