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Finish Information

Stop! Give your floor a chance to mature.

All floors have a tendency to leave behind minor imperfections, many temporary in nature.

Contractors and manufacturers are accustomed to these small quirks, but we realize they may be a bit startling when seeing your floor for the first time.

With this in mind, we've created the following list of possible, temporary outcomes after a finish application:

  • Blemishes & Debris Settling resins can exaggerate the appearance of blemishes in the early stages of a floor's life. Any small debris, such as tiny airborne particles in your house, carpet fibers, can reflect light more during this time. However, most blemishes disappear completely as finish sets.
    Length of time before you should become concerned: 60-90 days
  • Discoloration Many types of wood are susceptible to slight discolorations with other types of finish. However, the vast majority of wood types will receive a color enhancement by Glitza Swedish finish. As the finish sets, you may see very slight color differentiations in your wood floor. These differentiations are normal and will likely even out.
    Length of time before you should become concerned: 60-90 days
  • Uneven Sheen Many factors can contribute to uneven sheen. Dramatic factors such as humidity, temperature, and varying wood species' composition can make the application process tricky, leading to possible uneven application, as with color differentiation, sheen variance should even out over time.
    Length of time before you should become concerned: 120 days
  • Screen Marks, Brush Strokes & Abrasions Minor screen marks may remain slightly visible during the initial drying phases. Likewise, small underlying abrasions may seem almost painfully obvious at first. As the finish sets, resins tighten across the wood, and many of these marks will seem to disappear during the process.
    Length of time before you should become concerned: 60-90 days

Overall, you will save yourself quite a bit of stress if you remember it's not uncommon to have some minor defects in a finished floor. Small, temporary side-effects will almost always disappear during the curing process.

Please understand this process is normal. However, if these side-effects are still obvious after the above mentioned time allotments, Call your contractor to come look at your floor.

**When inspecting your new wood floor, do so from a standing position with normal lighting. Glare, particularly from large windows and halogen lights, magnify any irregularity in the floor and should not determine acceptance.

**Standards set forth by the National Wood Flooring Association in the NWFA hardwood floor manual.

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Sunrise Hardwood Floors, Inc. Sales (208) 941-4690 or (208) 941-0037 Fax (208) 922-5255
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