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Here are a few questions frequently asked by our customers.

Should I empty my fridge and freezer before sanding my floors?

If the job involves sanding and varnishing a large area with a varathane finish, it’s a good idea to empty the fridge, freezer and pantry (untouched foodstuffs may remain). Example: cans, sealed jars, etc.). With a latex finish, you don’t have to do all this.

What causes cracking between wooden planks, and what can I do to prevent it?

During the cold season, home heating dries out the ambient air, and hardwood flooring reacts to this drop in humidity by shrinking, causing gaps, cracks or flaking between the boards. An air exchanger can, in some cases, reduce humidity levels if properly controlled. To avoid problems of this nature, we recommend maintaining a relative humidity level of 40% to 45% in the home. To achieve this, the house should be equipped with a hygrometer and a humidifier to monitor the relative humidity in the house.

When I replaced my furniture, I made a deep crease. Is there any way to repair my floor?

Unfortunately, the only way to solve this problem is to re-sand and varnish the part where the groove is located.

When I replaced my furniture, I made a deep crease. Is there any way to repair my floor? Should I wax my floors to give them a shine?

Wax is definitely not recommended on hardwood floors. When a crystal finish is applied to a waxed floor, the crystal penetrates between the planks and causes the wax to rise to the surface, resulting in a matte-colored overflow on either side of the planks. On the other hand, if your floor has already been waxed and you want to have it sanded, latex finishes are just what you need because, unlike oil-based products, there is no reaction. If your floor has been treated with an oil-based product and you want to restore its shine, a coat of latex or varathane will make it shine again. It won’t totally remove scratches or wear and tear, but it will make your floor look better.

I removed the pre-wax glue that covered my kitchen floor and there is a lot of glue. Can I have this floor sanded and varnished?

When using pre-wax glue, it is always possible to sand and varnish the floor. However, for best results, we recommend using a latex finish. With oil- and solvent-based varnishes, there’s a risk that the glue will rise to the surface and spill over both sides of the boards. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know in advance whether or not there will be a reaction caused by the oil and solvent finish.

Is it better to remove baseboards before sanding floors?

When using pre-wax glue, it is always possible to sand and varnish the floor. However, for best results, we recommend using a latex finish. With oil- and solvent-based varnishes, there’s a risk that the glue will rise to the surface and spill over both sides of the boards. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know in advance whether or not there will be a reaction caused by the oil and solvent finish.

After sanding and varnishing my floors, how long do I have to wait before replacing my furniture?

Varathane finish: once the work is complete, you must wait 48 hours before walking on the floor and another 48 hours before replacing the furniture. Latex finish: you must wait 8 hours before walking on the floor and a further 3 days before replacing the furniture. Note: Always set furniture down, not drag or pull it across the floor. During the first 4 weeks, pay particular attention to the floor, as the varnish finish is not yet fully cured.

Is it necessary to sand the floor after each coat of varnish or latex?

Yes, to remove any residues and dust that may have settled on it during the first few applications.

My floor has already been stained one color. Can I stain it another color later?

It’s always possible to re-stain a previously stained floor. However, if the existing color is dark, and your new color is light, you’ll probably still notice the old color between the boards. The risk is much lower if the existing color is light.

What is the most resistant floor finish?

While Varathane and Crystal are renowned for their high durability, Bona Traffic ensures a clean, uniform appearance in areas requiring high wear resistance, such as museums or airports. Choose from 4 versions to suit your particular needs: Bona Traffic bicomponent satin Bona Traffic bicomponent gloss Bona Traffic bicomponent matt Bona Traffic anti-slip

Do I need to use a second coat on my floors if I want them to be more resistant?

In commercial or high-use areas (pets, children’s playroom, reception hall), a third coat of Bona Traffic is recommended to extend floor life.

What product should I use to maintain my floors?

Bona maintenance and cleaning products are recommended and available from Plancher R/T.

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