Today I like to share a video about Bona Traffic HD wich I have used for the past 3 years. In my oppinion its the best waterborn 2 componet product on the market. Having significantly lower VOC than the 'normal' Traffic it makes for an easy choice. Being green ints not only for your health, it's caring for Mother Earth as well as our children. Ofcourse another benefit of using Bona Traffic HD is its quich curing time and superior wear attributes. It cures quick enough to be able to put furnitures on it after 24 hrs after the last coat ( as long as humidity and temperature is with in the recomended range). Most of my customers have chosen the Extra Matt finish for that 'natural look' but it also comes in a Satin finish for a bit more shine. Check out this video and call me if you like me to give you a quote in Melbourne 0424-530990
I love to get rid of the orange solvent based coatings on old floors. It's amazing what a difference it makes just to sand and expose the raw timber. People often get supprised how light the floors are regardless what type it is. I primarely use a Swedish coating called Bona Traffic HD. It retains the natural beauty of the floors without changing colour. It's not cheap, but well worth the monnies considering you can move in on the floors after just 24 hrs ( after the last coat). Also there is very little smell as it has low solvent content (VOC) - less than 5 %. Being a top of the line product with 67% higher wear resistance than the normal Bona Traffic. I have recoated a 10 year old Tassie oak flooring wich had the normal Bona Traffic with Traffic HD and the customers where very happy. So I use the best quallity as often as possible.Here are some before and after shots of a Baltic Pine floor in Brighton.
To get a Swedish looking interior, use white (or very light colours) walls and natural mat finished timber floors. Even white stair with natural timber steps looks so clean and fresh. This stair had carpet and a dark red stain on it. My customers thanked me for suggesting the 'Swedish look'.
Another couple wanted me to sand their Tassie oak floorboards and paint them with white concrete paint. They love the clean Swedish looking floors. So I first primed the floors with Solver pink primer
And then used 2 coats of Viponds white concrete paint.
I where asked to lay a pre-finished floating floor for my sister-in-law and her man. I suggested that they go to Fauls auction rooms in Oakleigh. We all went and had a look at their huge range of flooring. There is a difference between the cheaper range laminate flooring and the more expensive venered flooring. In general the laminate flooring only have a 1 mm toplayer and the venered flooring have 3-4 mm toplayer wich can be sanded when it gets worn. After we had been at Fauls we went to Ezi Floor Products in Oakleigh where they found a oak board they liked. This one is called Parmate vintage oak and is finnished with Bona's mat finish. The benefit with these boards is they can be over coated with Bona Traffic range of coatings. Wich will give them a longer life. Here are some pictures.
It's a rustic warm look. Wich feels nice under foot.
I had the oppertunity to lay,sand and finish 220 m2 of Tassie oak flooring in Caulfield North for LBA Constructions earlier this year. The owners of the house had the floors specially milled to 65/14mm. Being a very narrow flooring it took a while to lay, but the result is great.
The floor was fully glued and secret nailed. The floors was laid and then left for other trades to finish, except for the scirting boards wich was installed after the floors was totally finished. I did several colour samples direct on the floor for the owners to see. They decided on a ebony/ natural mix. I used Bona Dri Fast direct stain first and then Bona traffic HD Extra Matt finish. Here are some photos from the job.