We recently refinished a strip oak rift and quartered red oak floor with Rubio Monocoat. The flooring manufacturer was Oak crest and the boards were 2 1/4 wide”. This house was located in Loomis California.
The owner had two dogs that frequently swim in a pool and come in and out by the slider. After discussing traditional finishing options they elected to go with a hardwax oil. They elected for this option because they wanted to see fewer scratches and are prepared to do a refreshing of the finish every year or two as needed. Rubio has a really low sheen so it does not show scratches as readily as traditional finish systems. Refreshing the floor is really easy and in this case can be done within a matter of two hours and the floors can be walked on the next day.
The floor color is called ice brown and has a brown coppery color but it definitely is a more reddish color which matched their cabinets. Rubio has over 50 different options for color and even more when you consider the EZ precolor system.
Rubio has a smoke treatment option that reacts with the tannic acid in the flooring. This is a very popular color treatment these days but keep in mind that red Oak has virtually no tannic acid content so smoke treatments are not possible.
If you have any questions about Rubio Monocoat or any other refinishing projects that you’re considering please give us a call and will help you understand the processes.