UPDATED JAN 1, 2013. If you have Dogs this is an excellent finish as the matte finish (no shine) does very well over time with traffic from Dogs. I did this post a few years ago and still am very happy with Bona Naturale after several more houses have used it since this video was shot.
Don’t you just love a true sanded in place hardwood floor? When I lived in Portland, OR my 1920’s house had the original 2″ oak floors that were just shy of 100 years old and still looked fantastic. In my book Hardwood floors are an old school green building product! Durable, Healthy, Beautiful…what else could you want in a floor?
This is the first time I’ve used this Bona Naturale hardwood floor finish and I’ve been very pleased with the result so I thought I’d share my experiences with this finish. The architect on this project Nick Deaver had used it on a previous job and loved how natural the floors looked. He specified it for this remodeling project and my clients have loved it. The matte finish doesn’t add much shine and really shows the beauty of the White Oak floors. I forgot to mention in the video that another benefit of his product is the non-slip feel to the matte finish. Walking in your socked feet you never feel like you’re going to slide around. Lastly, I want to mention that Bona Naturale is Greenguard Certified for Indoor Air Quality. This is a quote from the Greenguard website about that certification: “Product certification program for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems. All GREENGUARD Certified Products have been tested for their chemical emissions performance.”
This is a great floor finish; I highly recommend this product! Also, be sure to clean your floors with the Bona Cleaning set, I recommend this to all my clients to keep their floors looking great.