Can aluminum oxide floors be refinished?

Removing aluminum oxide finish is a difficult task, and is something that you will have to do when trying to refinish prefinished flooring. This type of finish is typically UV-cured in the factory and has usually 5-7 coats of very hard finish.

How do you touch up aluminum oxide finish?

Surface scratches where the wood beneath the finish isn’t damaged can be repaired in a few ways:

  1. Color in the scratch with wood stain repair pens or markers to make it less noticeable.
  2. Fill the scratch in with a clear concealer to reduce its visibility.
  3. Use a liquid wood floor polish to cover the scratch and hide nicks.

Is aluminum oxide a good floor finish?

Aluminum Oxide Prefinished flooring is one of the worst finishes for a residential environment. Despite the perceived “hardness” of this finish, floors finished with aluminum oxide will get scratches and they cannot be touched up so their beauty deteriorates rapidly!

Can you put polyurethane over aluminum oxide finish?

Aluminum oxide is a hard compound that’s commonly used as an abrasive (think sandpaper). It’s added (as a very fine powder) to finishes to make them more wear-resistant. Generally the finish is polyurethane, and it should be possible to coat it like any other polyurethane finish.

Is aluminum oxide better than polyurethane?

Aluminum oxide is very similar to polyurethane finish, though it is more durable and lasts much longer. While polyurethane finish can last only about 10 years, aluminum oxide can not only outlast it by more than double the years, it is more resilient against scratches.

Is Bona safe for aluminum oxide floors?

The Bona Pro Series 18″ Hardwood Floor Care Kit is recommended for all types of unwaxed, residential and commercial polyurethane finished wood floors, and pre-finished, aluminum-oxide floors. It leaves no dulling residue and is safe for wood floors.

How do you clean aluminum oxide finish on hardwood floors?

Oil soaps will leave a film on your hardwood floors and–overtime–will dull the finish.

  1. Use a dust mop to remove the surface dust, dirt, hair and debris.
  2. Apply a cleaner approved for aluminum oxide coated hardwood floors to a soft cloth.
  3. Purchase a pH neutral cleaner that is approved for prefinished hardwood floors.

Can you redo prefinished hardwood floors?

Takeaway: Your worn down pre-finished hardwood flooring can be refinished up to 5 times. You can change the color of the entire floor each time that it’s completely refinished. Leave the bevel in the floor and DO NOT have the bevel filled. Pre-finished hardwoods show scratches more than site-finished hardwoods.

Will Bona ruin hardwood floors?

Bona products are specially designed to protect floors and the environment. Bona cleaners won’t dull your floors or leave behind any residue.