A Faster, More Durable Floor Finish
Portable UV equipment yields a fully cured finish in seconds, not days.
Synopsis: After a wood floor has been finished with an oil- or water-based polyurethane, it takes anywhere from a week to a month for the finish to fully cure. Until then, even though the floor is dry, it is susceptible to scratches. Flooring specialist Jorge Boror has become a big fan of UV-cured floor finishing, which requires special equipment and is more expensive but creates a more durable finish than a non-UV-cured product and produces a fully cured floor in seconds.
When I decided to offer my customers UV-cured floor finishes, I knew little about the process. What I did know was that the finish was more durable than oil- or water-based polyurethane — more like the clear coat you get with prefinished flooring — and I liked the idea of standing out from the competition. I figured that this would be the next big thing in the residential flooring…