What's The Best Floor Finish For Southwest Michigan? 

Rolling matte oil base finish on pine flooring

Oil Base

Pros

  • Beautiful Amber Tone

  • Low cost

  • Medium Durabiltiy 

Cons

  • Strong Lingering Odor

  • Yellows With Time

  • High VOC

Red oak flooring with weathered oak stain and waterbase finish

Water Base

Pros

  • Fast Drying

  • Highly Durable

  • Low VOC

  • Low Odor

Cons

  • Cost

Food Safe penetrating oils used to finish hickory slab table. Pallman Magic Oil

Penetrating Oil

Penetrating oil is an alternative form of finish and stained combined. It is an oil like substance that is buffed into the floor. It goes into the pores in the wood in hardens there. It leaves the wood feeling very smooth & natural. Learn more 

Pros:

  • Raw non-plastic like feel

  •  0 VOC

  • Allergy friendly

  • Can Be re-oiled yearly. 

  • Fast Turn Around Time

Cons

  • Cost

How Shiny Is Too Shiny? 

Matte

Satin

  • Low shine

  • Hides damage best

  • Modern look

  • Safe option for everyone

  • Most popular

  • Medium shine

  • Looks good with everything

Semi-Gloss

  • Shine is very noticeable

  • Shows damage very easily

  • Not popular

Gloss

  • Terribly out of style

  • Very Shiny

  • Shows damage the worst.