These finishes go on thicker than water borne so less coats are needed. This is the most common product used for unfinished floors installed in homes. Aging is common with this type of finish and can give a warm, amber tint, bringing out the natural beauty and grain of a particular wood species.
Aluminum Oxide Finish
This is a urethane based finish with an aluminum oxide & oxygen mixture added to make it one of the higher rated scratch resistance finishes. It also guards against oxidization and seals the board’s top surface to help avoid the wood changing color overtime. This type of finish can only be applied at a manufacturing plant and cannot be applied on the jobsite. One of the hardest finishes today most commonly found on today's prefinished products.
Made of molecules small enough to seep down into the wood rather than merely sit on top. As a result, oil makes wood look richer and more translucent without adding a film on the surface. This also allows for the simplest methods when it comes to touchups. Oil finishes are recommended to use oil refreshers periodically to help keep the floor looking fresh and for lasting durability.
Lacquered floors offer better durability than Oil floors, but still can provide a similar low sheen appearance for a natural wood look. This is becoming one of the more popular options with todays floors and requires very little maintenance.
The edges of the boards are squared off leaving a uniformly flat surface giving a more formal look.
Beveled edges have a deeper cut than a Micro Bevel or Eased Edge boards. This type also lends itself to a more informal look. This often looks good in a country décor.