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CUSTOM FINISHES "Custom," by definition, means performed to individual specifications. Custom finishing of wood floors is performed in the home on the completely installed new floor, or to refurbish a previously finished floor. Custom finishing permits the decorator and owner to select from a full range of color and surface types', from shine to sheen, not being restricted to factory-selected.
Things you SHOULD NOT expect from a wood floor finish !
1. A table top finish. Each piece of oak flooring sands differently depending on its grain type (plain or quartered) making it virtually impossible for a completely flat surface.
2. Dust-free finish. Since your floor is being finished in your home it is not possible to achieve a "clean room" environment. Some dust will fall onto the freshly applied top finish.
3. A monochromatic floor. Wood, as a natural product, varies from piece to piece. Remember it is not fabricated -- it is milled from a tree and will have grain and color variations consistent with the grade and species of flooring selected.
4. A floor that will not indent. In spite of the term "hardwood", Oak flooring will indent under high heel traffic (especially heels in disrepair). The finish that is applied will not prevent the dents.
5. A floor without cracks between the boards, or within the parquet pieces. Although your new floor may start tight together, as a natural product it will continue to absorb and release moisture. This natural process will cause the flooring to expand and contract from season to season -- resulting in cracks between some of the pieces in your floor. Some stain colors, such as white, will show this process more than others.
Understand that furniture, cabinetry, doors, etc., are fabricated in a factory under ideal conditions and that they contain 1-10 different pieces of wood. Their floor is fabricated in their own home and is made up of 300 to a thousand individually different pieces. And that their floor is never to be duplicated -- a truly custom floor of their own !
See related pages:
FinishingWoodFloors.com - Step by step procedures
Mixing Oil & Water Based Finishes
Refinishing Old Wood Floors
Technical - FAQ's
Trouble Shooting Finishes

 

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A PRESS
A.R.
A: PRIORITARE
AAA
AAMC
AAMS
AAPE
AAT
ABNC
ABNORMAL
ACCESSORIES
ACCUMULATION
ACID
ACID FREE PAPER
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ...
ACRYLIC WOOD
ACSC
AD COLLAR
ADD
ADD-ON CACHET
ADDITIONAL HALFP...
ADHESIVE
ADMIRALS
ADMIRALTY OFFICI...
ADSONS
ADVERTISED COVER...ADVERTISEMENT PA...
ADVERTISING COVE...ADVERTISING LABE...ADVERTISING POST...
ADVICE OF DELIVE...AE
AEF
AEROGRAMME
AEROPHILATELY
AFDCS
AGENCY
AGING
AIEP
AIJP
AIR LABEL
AIR MAIL BORDER
AIR MAIL FLIGHT ...AIR MAIL STAMP
AIR-DRIED
AIRGRAPH
AIRPORT DEDICATI...AIRWAY LETTER ST...
ALA
ALBINO
ALBUM
ALBUM WEEDS
ALKALINE RESERVE
ALL OVER CACHET
ALL PURPOSE CACH...ALTERATION
ALUM
AMBULANCE BAG
AMG
AMPERE
ANDREOTTI PRESS
ANILINE INK
ANNUAL GROWTH RI...
ANNULE
ANSI
ANT
AP
APEX
APO
APPROVALS
APS
AR
ARC ROULETTE
ARC TUBE
ARCHIVAL PAPER
ARMS TYPES
ARMY FRANK
ARROW BLOCK
ARROWS
ARTIST DIE PROOF
ARTISTAMPS
AS IS
ASCAT
ASDA
ASHRAE
ASSO
ATA
ATLANTA TRIAL CO...ATLC
ATM
ATTACHED CACHET
AUCTION
AUCTION ABBREVIA...
AUCTIONEER
AUGUST ISSUES
AUTOMATIC STAMPS
AUTOPEN
AUXILIARY MARKIN...AVG.

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