Coating Exotic Wood Floors

What are some of the names of popular exotic woods?
Brazilian Walnut, Brazilian Cherry, Jarrah, Bubinga, Merbau, African Padauk, Heart Pine, Mesquite, Teak, Wenge, Ipe, Australian Cypress, Sapela, Santos Mahogany

What is the problem?
The extractives in exotic woods are known to cause drying delays, adhesion failures, and soft cure

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Dry vs. Cure

Q: What are the most important factors contributing to proper drying of a finish?

A: There are four – Temperature, humidity, film thickness, and

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Finish Too Thick?

Oil Modified Polyurethane

The viscosity of the finish is critical to good finish application. The single biggest factor which influences the viscosity of the finish is

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Gym Floor Maintenance

Temperature & Humidity

Temperature should be kept between 70 – 80°F. Humidity level should be kept between 35% – 55% to insure

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Using Rollers

What causes common finish problems?

Streaking is caused by the dragging and subsequent poor dispersion of

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Stop Polyballs

Polyballs are beads of paint or finish which protrude from cracks in floors when the moisture content (MC) of the wood rises, causing

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Gym Floor Cleaners

Poloplaz recommends using the Hardwood Floor Cleaner on a

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Poloplaz floor finish

From Craig’s About Us page, for his business site at FaceLiftFloors.com:

I am excited to let past and prospective customers know that I have made what I consider a major floor finish upgrade. Poloplaz, a U.S. based company that specializes in

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