Our Floor Decisions document presents an in depth description of the three systems we suggest for finishing floors. Each project always has certain nuances that perhaps would change our recommendations, so feel free to give us a call to discuss your flooring options.
Polymerized Tung Oil
– Matte Sheen
Millie’s is our most earth and finisher friendly formulation. It is best used when you want a matte (no sheen) oiled surface and no stain is to be applied. Millie’s is a great coating for the newer collection of exotic, naturally oily woods such as; Babinga, Kumara, Ipe, and Wenge.
Polymerized Tung Oil
– Low Lustre (satin)
Medium Lustre (semi-gloss) or
High Lustre (high gloss)
The two formulations we offer are the Original Formula, which is a petroleum solvent base or the Botanical line with a citrus solvent base. The results are the same, only the solvents are different. If you aren’t staining the floor, you choose the desired sheen and you use that formulation for the entire process. Typically, requires a minimum of four coats. The layering oils are perfect for areas such as living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, etc. This option includes the use of stain, if desired.
Murdoch’s Uralkyd 500 Floor Finish
- Gloss, Satin or Matte
For a floor where maximum protection & durability are required. This is the perfect coating for floors that include kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. This formulation is a combination of Polymerized Tung Oil Sealer coats with the topcoat protection of a very strong urethane alkyd film. This option includes the use of stain, if desired.
Old World Concentrated Stains are unmatched in creating an aged floor with a hand-rubbed patina. The best choices are to use the layering oil system in either the Original Formula, which is a petroleum solvent base or the Botanical line with a citrus solvent base. The results are the same, only the solvents are different. The other system would be the Murdoch’s Uralkyd line which is an oil primer coat followed by a urethane-alkyd topcoat. Using either of these lines allows you to achieve a variety of color saturations followed by either an oiled or resin topcoat.