Bona Floor Lacquer
Anyone who is having their hardwood floors restored, whether they are doing it themselves or have hired someone to do it, is on the look out for the holy grail of floor lacquers. They are looking for a product designed to take all kinds of traffic, to look as natural as possible, fume free, to dry in a matter of minutes, to not yellow over time, not to be slippery and to last at least 10 years! A fantasy isn`t it? Not really. All you need to do is to check out the new range of water based floor lacquers from Bona and you will be amazed. Things have changed dramatically over the past 10-15 years and the lacquers have improved to outstanding levels. The only issue is to decide which water based floor lacquer from Bona fits all your requirements. You are spoiled for options.
While all these water based floor lacquers are outstanding, some are suitable for low to medium traffic, others are suitable for heavy duty traffic and others can be used over oil based wood stains. Bona offers at least one option for any type of wood floor. You can have a natural looking water based floor lacquer, you can have a matt finish water based floor lacquer, you can have a semi gloss water based floor lacquer and you can have a high glossy finish. It is a matter of personal preference.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Water Based Products
No one can argue with the fact that the old solvent based floor lacquers were good and very long lasting. That is a fact. But also a fact is the high levels of pollution generated in the process of manufacturing and all the fumes generated in the process of applying it. While some manufacturers of wood care products still make solvent and oil based floor lacquers, Bona does not. They only manufacture water based floor lacquers. So what is all the fuss about these water based floor lacquers?
Well, the products are made from renewable materials and no raw oil based materials are required to make it. These products look more natural, are very environmentally friendly and loved by contractors. Just because they are called “water based floor lacquers” does not mean that they are not durable or will be washed away when cleaned. Far from it. The new water based floor lacquers from Bona are as durable as the old solvent based ones but without all that pollution and all the fumes generated when applied to the floor.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Quick Drying
One of the best advantages of the water based floor lacquers is the super fast drying times. Imagine having to apply 3 coats of solvent based floor lacquer with a 24 hours break between the coats! A nightmare of a job and a very expensive experience. All Bona floor lacquers will fully dry within 1-3 hours after the initial application. A standard living room + dining room can be sanded and lacquered with 3 coats of floor lacquer in 1 day. It is not hard to imagine that such products have reduced the costs of the floor sanding dramatically and have also reduced the time needed to complete a project. Instead of having to pay for a 3 day job just to be able to finish a job, it can now be done in just 1 day! That is some result.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Non Yellowing
A major issue with the old solvent based floor lacquers was the colour change. While newly varnished, the floor had a beautiful natural look but a few weeks later the whole floor would have transformed into a dark yellow or peach finish. Why? Because the lacquers were solvent based and the solvent content was reacting with the UV light and the cleaning products used in the process of maintaining the wood floor. Basically, all the wood floors were looking the same regardless of what type of wood it was. All that was sorted when the old varnishes were replaced by the new range of water based floor lacquers.
Because the new range of water based floor lacquers from Bona contains no solvent at all, the risk of colour change is basically 0. If your floor looks light when brand new, it will look the same a few years later.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Easy Application
You don't need to be a floor refinishing expert to be able to lacquer your own floor with any of Bona`s water based floor lacquers. Unlike the old solvent based floor lacquers, the new water based floor lacquers from Bona do not overlap, are very forgiving and missed patches can be repaired within the next coat. All you need to do is to make sure that you use a top quality varnishing roller and a quality varnishing brush. The same varnishing roller and varnishing brush can be used over and over for years.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Single Pack & Two Pack Lacquers
If you had a look at Bona`s range of water based floor lacquers, you would have noticed that some lacquers are sold as single pack while other floor lacquers are sold as two pack, the lacquer itself plus the hardener. Up until recently most of the commercial floor lacquers were sold with a solvent hardener that was designed to make the lacquer much more resilient. But over the past few years things have improved again and nowadays Bona has a number of single pack floor lacquers that are even more durable than the two packs ones. So the logical question would be, why is Bona still manufacturing two pack floor lacquers? Well, because Bona also sells a number of oil based wood stains that are only compatible with a two pack water based floor lacquer. That is the main reason. If you are unlikely to use an oil based wood stain before lacquering, then we would highly recommend that you consider using a single pack commercial floor lacquer.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Commercial Floor Lacquers
There is no denial that some floor lacquers from Bona are better quality than others. Basically all water based floor lacquers contain a level of solid content. The higher the solid content, the better the quality of the floor lacquer and superior resistance to scratching and marking. Bona sells a number of residential floor lacquers with about 25% solid content and they also sell a number of commercial floor lacquers with a 33% solid content. Some people would ask why not use the highest solid content possible on all lacquers? Well, because it is not needed. Not all floors are exposed to the same level of traffic and daily use. If a bedroom floor gets lacquered with a water based floor lacquer from Bona, there is no need to use commercial strength floor lacquer to seal it. A bedroom floor will only have a limited amount of traffic so there is no need to spend a lot of money on it. But when lacquering an entrance hall or a living room with a lot of traffic and use, then a very high solid content floor lacquer is highly recommended. Also, higher the level of solid content, the higher the price for the floor lacquer.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Bona Domo Floor Lacquer
Bona Domo Floor Lacquer is a low cost water based floor lacquer with about 28% solid content. This particular floor lacquer is suitable for all types of low to medium traffic floors, furniture, panels, toys, doors, frames, etc. The product will provide years of protection if maintained correctly and refreshed regularly. Bona Domo Floor Lacquer is a single pack floor lacquer, non yellowing, compatible with all water based floor primers from Bona and other brands. The product has to be applied in a 3 coats system, 1 coat of floor primer and 2 coats of floor lacquer or 3 coats of floor lacquer without a primer. The estimated coverage area is around 10 sq meters per 1 L and is available in a matt finish, silk matt finish and gloss finish. It can be refreshed with any of Bona`s wood floor refreshers and it can be cleaned with any of Bona`s wood floor cleaners. Bona Domo Floor Lacquer is a ready to use water based floor lacquer that requires no dilution or mixture.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Bona Mega One Floor Lacquer
The Bona Mega One Floor Lacquer must be the world`s most popular water based floor lacquer. Most professional floor sanding contractors and pretty much all DIY floor restorers are likely to consider the new Bona Mega One Floor Lacquer as their first option. This is a top class water based floor lacquer suitable for sealing and protecting medium to high commercial surfaces. It contains around 32% solid content, it can be applied directly on the wood without a primer, it dries in a matter of minutes and it provides unequalled protection. The new Bona Mega One Floor Lacquer is available in a matt finish, semi gloss finish and glossy finish. The product can be successfully used to seal all types of floors, furniture, worktops, doors, frames, toys and other wood surfaces. It does not create an artificial finish and the surface is fully sealed after only two coats. The new formula Bona Mega One Floor Lacquer is easier to apply, it covers around 10-12 sq meters per 1 L and it is a non yellowing lacquer. The product can be deep cleaned and maintained with any of Bona`s hardwood floor cleaners and it can be refreshed with any lacquer refresher from Bona or other brands.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Bona Traffic HD Floor Lacquer
The new Bona Traffic HD Floor Lacquer is synonymous with quality. Most interior designers and most architects are likely to recommend the amazing Bona Traffic HD Floor Lacquer as the lacquer to use. The product contains over 32% solid content, it dries quicker than any other two pack floor lacquer, it was designed for intense traffic areas and it can be applied over all kinds of water based floor primers and oil based wood stains. Even better, the amazing Bona Traffic HD Floor Lacquer does not yellow, it has amazing anti scratch and anti mark qualities, it self levels, it can be used by DIY users and all types of skilled professionals and it allows the wood to ventilate naturally. The product has to be applied in a two coats system over an already primed or stained surface. The floor lacquer has to be mixed up with the hardener before use and then applied to the wood surface with a professional varnishing roller for the larger areas and a small varnishing brush for the narrow corners and the edges. While the new Bona Traffic HD Floor Lacquer is not one of the most affordable floor lacquers from the Bona range, there is no doubt that it is one of the most highly recommended and most widely used floor lacquers for areas with super high footfall.
Bona Floor Lacquers | BonaTraffic Go Floor Lacquers
The greenest and the most eco-friendly water based floor lacquer from the Bona range. The new Bona Traffic Go Floor lacquer combines all the great advantages of the single pack floor lacquers with all the great advantages of the two pack floor lacquers. The product is sold as a single pack floor lacquer suitable for sealing all types of high traffic residential and commercial floors. It is not sold with a separate hardener but instead it contains the hardener within its composition. One of the most durable and one of the most eco-friendly water based floor lacquers ever. It can be used to seal and protect sport rooms, school floors, halls, public buildings, dance floors, restaurants, high traffic residential floors and others. It does not scratch easily, it does not yellow over time and it provides years of uninterrupted protection. The new Bona Traffic Go Floor Lacquer contains no harsh chemicals and it does not release fumes in the process of the application. The estimated coverage area is about 10-12 sq meters per 1 L, it is available in a matt, semi gloss and high gloss finish, it contains around 32% solid content and it has to be applied in a 3 coats system over a primed surface. The estimated drying time between the coats is somewhere between 1-3 hours. If you are in the market for a durable but eco-friendly water based floor lacquer, then you should try the new BonaTraffic Go Floor Lacquer.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Bona Traffic HD Raw
Some water based floor lacquers will glaze the surface, others will create an artificial looking finish while others can create a highly polished surface. The new Bona Traffic HD Raw does none of these. The point of the new Bona Traffic HD Raw is to create the feeling of an oiled floor without all the maintenance associated with the oiled floors. The product has no sheen, is a non glazer and it maintains the natural look of the wood intact. This particular product is suitable for high commercial traffic due to its 32% solid content. To be applied directly on the wood without a primer. To be applied in a maximum 2 coats system. A non yellowing, non glazing, fume free, non overlapping and 100% matt water based floor lacquer from Bona. The product can be used to seal all types of wooden floors and furniture. The surface has to be finished with 120 grit sanding paper before being lacquered. Use a professional quality varnishing roller to achieve a smooth and even finish. The estimated drying time is about 1-3 hours between the coats but the actual drying time can vary from floor to floor and area to area. The 5 L bottle will cover around 25 sq meters of floor in 2 coats or around 50 sq meters of floor in one coat. The new Bona Traffic HD Raw is suitable for commercial and residential applications as well.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Bona Wave 2K Floor Lacquer
For those looking for a medium traffic floor lacquer that can be used over an oiled based wood stain, Bona has created Bona Wave 2K Floor Lacquer. This is a great quality floor lacquer, similar to Bona Traffic HD but without the premium price tag. The product has 31% solid content and is a great product for medium to high traffic residential floors. It can be applied successfully over wood stains, floor primers and directly on the wood without any primer. It covers 10 sq meters per liter and it dries in less than 3 hours. Just like all other water based floor lacquers from Bona, the new Bona Wave 2K Floor Lacquer has no colour, it does not yellow over time, it is fume free and it can be used without any training. The product is available in a cool matt finish, semi gloss finish and gloss finish. Due to its affordable price and superior quality, the amazing Bona Wave 2K Floor Lacquer is also used to seal worktops, kitchen tables, chairs & other types of wood furniture. A product highly appreciated by the floor refinishing industry in Ireland.
Bona Floor Lacquers | Bona Traffic HD Anti-Slip
Most floors will require a certain degree of anti-slippiness but some commercial floors with a lot of traffic and higher chances of accidental falls, will require a superior quality anti-slip sealer like the new Bona Traffic HD Anti-Slip. This amazing water based floor lacquer looks 100% the same as any other water based floor lacquer from Bona but it contains some components that will help create grip even when wet. The product can be used as the main sealer or it can be used as the last top coat to transform normal floor lacquers into an anti-slip finish. The product is compatible with all water based or solvent based primers from Bona or any other brand. It dries in no time, it does not alter the original look of the wood and it can be applied over pre-existing finishes as well. The new Bona Traffic HD Anti-Slip contains over 32% solid contents and it was designed for commercial use. Fume free, non yellowing, easy application and market leading coverage area. It complies with all anti-slip legislation in Ireland and the EU.
Besides top quality high traffic water based floor lacquers Bona also makes some of the best water based floor primers. There are a number of colours available to try to match any old finishes or to try to create unique finishes. Bona also sells the world famous Bona Craft Oil Wood Stains. There are so many unique colours available. So there is no limitation on what can be done if you are after a proper range of wood care products. Just check Bona Wood Care Products today and restore your old hardwood floors like a professional!
Bona Floor Lacquers