Vitrify or varnish its floor is to apply a suitable product to protect the wood. Be careful, vitrification does not concern laminate flooring, on which a finish has already been applied!
Why vitrify a parquet?
Vitrification means a type of finish for floors. It has several advantages:
- Vitrification protects the floor leaving an invisible film on the surface,
- She prevents the deposit of scratches or stains in the woods,
- She assures the parquet floor good resistance in the time,
- It allows you to choose several options to give the desired appearance to your floor: gloss, satin or matte,
- This is an economical solution for finishing your parquet.
How to glaze a parquet?
Vitrifying a parquet floor does not require special technical skills. Follow these steps:
- Choose the nailpolish adapted to your type of parquet and to your specific requirements (respect of the environment, smell, mode of application, hue...).
- Above all, sand the floor to prepare the surface well.
- Put on gloves, then apply the varnish with a brush or a roller, in regular layers and stretching well. The application must be in the direction of wood.
- Start at the bottom of the room so you can get out without stepping on the vitrified floor.
- Lightly sand the floor with a fine sandpaper so that the second layer is hanging well.
- Vacuum and clean the floor with a damp cloth.
- Proceed to the application of a second coat of varnish. This makes the parquet even brighter and more resistant.
- Let dry according to the instructions on the product. Do not sand the parquet following the application of the last coat of varnish.
- You can polish the parquet with a little polish to finish.
After the necessary drying time, your parquet is as new and with a nice finish! You can put back your furniture.