Newly Finished Floor?  Give It Time To Mature.

All floors have a tendency to leave behind minor imperfections, many are temporary. Contractors and manufacturers are accustomed to these small quirks but we realize they may be a bit startling when seeing your floor for the first time.
With this in mind, we’ve created the following list of possible, temporary outcomes after a finish application.
1. BLEMISHES & DEBRIS Settling resins can exaggerate the appearance of blemishes in the early stages of a floor’s life. Any small debris, such as tiny airborne particles in your house, can refract light more during this time. However, almost all blemishes disappear completely as the finish sets.
Length of time before you should become concerned: 60 – 90 days
2. DISCOLORATION Many types of wood are susceptible to slight discolorations with other types of finish. However, the vast majority of wood types will receive a color enhancement by Glitsa Swedish finish. As the finish sets you may see very slight color differentiation in your wood floor. These differentiation’s are normal and will most likely even out.
Length of time before you should become concerned: 60 – 90 days
3. UNEVEN SHEEN Many factors can contribute to uneven sheen. Dramatic factors such as humidity, temperature and varying wood species’ composition can make the application process tricky, leading to possible uneven application. As with color differentiation, sheen variance should even out over time.
Length of time before you should become concerned: 120 days
4. SCREEN MARKS, BRUSH STROKES & ABRASIONS Minor screen or brush marks may remain slightly visible during the initial drying phases. Likewise, small underlying abrasions may seem almost painfully obvious at first. Be assured that, as the finish sets, resins tighten across the wood and many of these marks will disappear during the process.
Length of time before you should become concerned: 60 – 90 days

Overall, you will save yourself stress if you remember it’s not uncommon to have some minor defects in a finished
floor. Small, temporary side-effects will almost always disappear during the curing and maturation process. It is very much like the small cut or blemish on your arm as a child that faded quickly and eventually disappeared completely.
Please understand this process is normal. If, however, these side-effects are still obvious after the aforementioned
time allotments, it may be time to call your contractor.

*When inspecting your new wood floor, remember to do so from a standing position with normal lighting. Glare, particularly from large windows, magnifies any irregularity in the floor and should not determine acceptance.
Again, small irregularities such as those listed here may be present but should not be prominent when inspected from a standing position.

* Standards set forth by the National Wood Flooring Association in the NWFA hardwood floor manual.