Hardwood Floor Re-Finishing FAQ:

  1. What are the most important factors contributing to proper drying of a finish?
  2. There are four – Temperature, humidity, film thickness, and airflow. Temperature affects viscosity, which contributes to film thickness. Humidity affects the evaporation rate of the solvents. The amount of airflow determines how much oxygen will crosslink with the finish to initiate the cure. High temperatures, low humidity, thin film thickness, and adequate airflow will all expedite dry time and cure time. Caution must be used during these conditions due to the risk of finish drying too quickly.

  3. When are hardwood floors ready for foot traffic?
  4. That will depend on the type of finish used. Light traffic in three days for Supreme or World Class Finish, normal traffic in seven.

  5. How soon can I get back on my floors?
  6. It varies with temperature and humidity but as a rule, an oil-based floor can be returned to in five days, and a waterborne floor in three. No rugs for a month with any product.

  7. How important is airflow?
  8. It is critical. After solvent evaporation, the film is very weak. The film must then build strength by crosslinking with oxygen from the air directly over the coating. If the air is stagnant, the solvent vapors, which are heavier than air, blanket the floor blocking the access of oxygen to the film. Things such as wrinkling, paint bleeding and peeling, and stain pull can occur. After the film has become tack free, even slight air circulation will bring oxygen in contact with the floor. Complete curing can take several days, but overnight is usually enough for topcoating.

  9. What is the difference between drying and curing?
  10. Drying occurs when the solvents evaporate from the surface of the film and it becomes tack free. Curing is when the residual solvents leave the film and it begins crosslinking with oxygen in the air to develop its strength, toughness, abrasion resistance, and chemical resistance. Although most finishes reach 90% cure in seven days, full cure takes up to thirty days.


Athletic and Gym Flooring Services offered by Z Floor


WOOD FLOORING

Wood Floor Installs
Screen and Recoat Hardwood Floors
Screen and Recoat Gym Floors
Wood Floor Repairs
Wood Floor Sand and Finish
Wood Floor Water Damage Repair
Gym Floor Logos
Wood Flooring Installs
Basketball Wood Floors
Sport Flooring
Gym Floors – Resurfacing
Gym Floors – Refinishing
Hardwood Floors
Wood Floor Staining and Bleaching
Dance Floors
Sprung Floors
Marley Floors


OTHER FLOORING SERVICES

Weight Room Rubber Flooring
Rubber Athletic Flooring Systems
Racquetball Court Flooring
Volleyball Court Flooring
Squash Court Flooring
Home Gym Flooring
Sound-Proof Floors


BASKETBALL COURT FLOORS

Basketball Court Design
Basketball Court Construction
Basketball Court Surfaces
Basketball Floors
Basketball Gym Flooring
Indoor Basketball Courts


RUBBER FLOORING

Rubber Flooring Installs
Rubber Floor Repairs
Rubber Floor Rejuvenation
Rubber Floor Water Damage Repair
Rubber Floor Logos
Rubber Gym Floors


OTHER SPORT/FLOORING PRODUCTS

Covermaster Gym Floor Covers
Spalding Volleyball Equipment
Clarin Sideline Chairs
B.B. Sideline Chairs
Poloplaz Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Poloplaz Gym Floor Finishes
Mats Inc. Rubber Flooring
Spalding Basketball Goals
Marley Dance Floors
Sprung Dance Floor
Northwest Rubber Sports Floor
Mats Inc Spectation
PlayBound™ Playground Surfaces

 

VINYL FLOORING

Vinyl Basketball Court Floor Installs
Vinyl Sport Floor Repairs
Vinyl Athletic Floor Rejuvenation
Sport Vinyl Floor Water Damage Repair
Sport Vinyl Floor Logo Printing
Commercial Vinyl Gym Floors
Vinyl Flooring Installers
Vinyl Floor Covering
Vinyl Gym Flooring


FLOORING BRANDS

Connor Sports Flooring
Connor Sports Wood Flooring
Connor Sports Synthetic Flooring
Connor Sports Vinyl Flooring
Traction by Connor
Tajima Sports Flooring
Tajima Vinyl Flooring
Everlast Sports Flooring
Everlast Weight Room Rubber Flooring
Everlast Rubber Flooring
Ecore Sports Flooring
Ecore Weight Room Rubber Flooring
Ecore Rubber Flooring
U.S. Rubber
Sporturf