Q: Can you tell me the difference between the ceramic coat and the aluminium oxide coat?
A: I believe they are similar if not the same, depending on what particles they float in their finishes. It is designed to make the finish more abrasion resistant. One of the big problems with these floors and these coatings is that sooner or later they will take a beating and need a fresh coat of finish applied. This is quite a problem because the finish is abrasion resistant. You have to abrade the finish enough to make another coat of polyurethane stick to it. Nobody has explained to me yet how this can be successfully accomplished.
Stick with on site finished hardwood with square edges and an unlimited choice of stain colours.