To figure out whether or not your wood floors are the end with a polyurethane, shellac, wax or varnish, or have a finish that has worn away and is no longer providing coverage, the American Hardwood suggestion center suggests these tests: First is run your hand on top of the wood. If you can tone the texture of the grain, the Mohawk Kingsmill Hardwood Flooring has a penetrating finish (usually a incorporation of a natural oil, such as linseed or tung oil, mixed with additives for drying) topped with 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, with 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 Mohawk Kingsmill Hardwood Flooring is intact. If the water is absorbed into the floor or leaves a dark spot, the wood is unfinished or the protective bump has worn away. Fourth, if you sprinkle on a few drops of water and white bad skin form beneath the droplets after just about 10 to 15 minutes, the floors are solid with wax. To cut off the white spots, use a fragment of good steel wool lightly dampened with wax and daub gently. The last is if you suspect a varnish or shellac, agree to a coin and scuff the surface of the floor in an inconspicuous corner. If the floor has been solid with one of the older endowment methods, it will flake off.