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.

Why Choose Waterlox

For it’s beauty…

Waterlox provides a rich, hand-rubbed patina that enhances a wood’s grain and brings out its inherent beauty. Waterlox is the first choice for many wood floor specialists, furniture makers, antique restorers and craftsmen because of the distinctive character it provides.

For it’s durability…

Waterlox literally locks out water. It permeates wood surfaces to resist moisture, dirt, household chemicals, alcoholic beverages, heat and cold, and provides an unprecedented finish that won't chip or crack.

For it’s ease-of-use…

Waterlox finishes are easy to apply and because they are self-leveling, lap marks, turns and cut-ins disappear. Finishes are also easy to maintain. If noticeable scratches appear, simply clean the area well with soap and water and then reapply a new coat where needed. No sanding required.

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