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PASSION. HERITAGE. QUALITY.

Some things never change. Like our traditional way of making floor finish, for example. Waterlox handmade finishes are created by our master varnish maker. The quality is not just in the recipe, but also in the process. Our finishes are ready when our expert says so. How does he know? He uses a few time-proven checks and tests to tell when they’re ready. In fact, nearly a century later, our floor finishes are still judged the same way. By the way they look. And of course, by how they enhance and preserve the wood. When you like what you do, guess it just shows in the extra pride you bring to your craft. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. To view our rich history, click here.

WHY CHOOSE WATERLOX?

BEAUTY

Waterlox provides a rich, hand-rubbed patina that enhances a wood’s grain and brings out its inherent beauty. Waterlox finishes penetrate deep into the pores of the wood forming a bond from within. This penetrating feature gives the wood an “open pore” appearance that is desired by those seeking a natural-looking wood surface. Waterlox is the first choice for many wood floor specialists, furniture makers, antique restorers and craftsmen because of the genuine old-world presence and distinctive character it provides.

DURABILITY

Waterlox tung oil finish is the optimal way to preserve wood while revealing its gorgeous color and alluring luster. The ancient Chinese used tung oil to waterproof ships. Today, Waterlox literally locks out water with a formula that relies on the protective nature of resins and the penetrating sealing advantages of tung oil. Waterlox permeates wood surfaces and actually becomes part of the wood itself to resist moisture, dirt, household chemicals, alcoholic beverages, heat and cold and to provide an unprecedented finish.

EASE OF USE

Waterlox finishes are surprisingly easy to apply. They have a longer “open time,” meaning they stay workable for a greater period of time than most waterborne or oil based urethanes. And because Waterlox is self-leveling, lap marks, turns and cut-ins disappear. Waterlox is also simple to maintain. If noticeable scratches appear on your Waterlox-finished surface, all you need to do is clean the damaged area well with soap and water and then reapply a new coat where needed. You do not need to sand down to bare wood or refinish the entire floor like you do with other finishes.

Established 1910