AHF All Hardwood Floor ltd- Vancouver BC. Where you can find authentic Glitsa gold seal Swedish finish the original conversion varnish floor coating and a master craftsmen who's 33 years specialty is applying this very impressive finish. Useful for all hardwood floor surfaces this durable quality floor coating is amazing and beautiful in a word Glitsa
SKU# GGSSFF01 complete sand and finish with Glitsa gold seal system($.per Sqft) Call for Current pricing oo Costs!
The toughest hardwood floor coating is also the most beautiful with a self healing skin making it very difficult to see scratching impressions from a standing position. Refinishing hardwood floors with the Glitsa gold seal conversion varnish Swedish finish system is AHF All hardwood floor ltd's Premium floor coating product This is the hardwood floor industry's top performing most reputable wood floor surface coating. This Swedish finish offers a soft subtle look and is available in all sheens or levels of gloss semi-gloss satin and matte finishes. Glitsa these days manufactures many different types of floor coatings the last twenty five years . The original Glitsa gold seal line of product is around sixty years old. AHF hardwood floor ltd has been using Glitsa gold seal exclusively since incorporating back in 2004 because Ken Moersch has been using Glitsa gold seal Swedish finish for 33 years since 1979. Only a few small numbers of select hardwood floor professionals use this Solvent based "FLOOR VARNISH" product these days here in the Vancouver Lower Mainland of BC area. Its all about education and research on behalf of our customers and clients. Since site finished hardwood flooring is a luxury item or investment size money it is extremely important to research the subject first in order to get a greater understanding of what is quality in the context of the wood floors providers. This Floor finishing product requires extreme talent not commonly available n the Vancouver BC area.
Skilled certified master craftsman hardwood professional floor layer sander or finisher." The hardwood flooring industry is largely unregulated with non-ticketed or unlicensed technicians filling the labor role AHF's Ken Moersch of all hardwood floor ltd and stairs is a reputable top quality hardwood floor contractor and has supplier that specializes in fine hardwood floor craftsmanship, Glitsa Swedish finish and all Glitsa finish coatings products are my specialty for on site sanded wood flooring and floor refinishing of all types.
AHF The Glitsa Gold Seal Swedish floor finish(conversion varnish), As a traditionally union trained apprentice back in the early eighties Glitsa Gold Seal Swedish finish was the industry standard sought after by interior designers, architects and influential construction companies from all over the Vancouver lower mainland and British Columbia in general. Today This traditional conversion varnish coating is known to be the best looking and the most durable. Glitsa "Swedish" floor finish is truly unique amongst the vast sea of floor coating products today, the only one of its kind"
Glitsa gold seal Swedish hardwood floor refinishing Swedish refinishing can be a change from the old yellow finishes as an alternative we can stain the hardwood flooring a color such as coffee brown , antique brow, spice brown, medium brown, ebony, cordovan and more . Staining the hardwood floor is surely a contrast, an option to the lighter natural clear coat. A complete Refinishing any hardwood floor starts off by Sanding the floors back to bare wood, the resurfacing process starts by rough angle sanding Most hardwood floors will require to be rough sanded especially the plain sawn or flat grain planks and strips, parquet floors fore sure. three to four sanding passes are required and i will usually do the edging perimeter floor sanding three times around, The sanding passes are a complete once around the whole floor with rough medium and fine sanding grits. Full trowell flood filling in between sanding and graduate sanding to a fine one hundred grit or double oo . Sand with a sanding screen to burnishing with a polisher after hand sanding all the short ends and lengths and this hardwood floor surface is ready for the next process either staining the hardwood floor a stain color or a variation of a natural clear(transparent) or natural opaque(pastel ) keeping the wood floors light as possible and leaving the future repair touch-up or maintenance options open for many years down the road, such as screen and recoating to renew the original sparkle and shine. This is what sanding the floor is all about preparing for the finish.
Glitsa™ gold seal Swedish finish system Bacca™ floor seal and Gold Seal™ top coat.
Bacca is a 2 component mix similar to epoxy as it has both a chemical dry and a load the air moisture cure, very interesting stuff. Bacca is light amber in tone and by adding additional layers of Bacca and enough sunlight will cause yellowing or ambering of the coating. Sealing the wood floor can be achieved by any method preferred, Bacca is high gloss high build and will manipulate very easy after about 5 hours per coat. Flow rates can very depending on humidity and temperature levels we achieve max heavy load flow of 250 Sqft with fresh material using a thick lambs wool applicator over my trowel led seal coats, This is not a highly paintable coating as the directions call for apply freely and do not over brush the wet material you have about 25 seconds or so.
Glitsa Conversion Varnish Top Coats Gold Seal™ and Lite Scent™ Top Coats the tuff stuff. This material is opaque and has no amber tone available in matte, satin, and semi gloss. During the curing process ( gas trapped from the underneath of surface skin)brings transformation as the product becomes much more soft and subtle in appearance and in the case of a stained floor tends to look much more uniform and even consistency. The smell to disappear in a few days almost as quickly as it arrived.
Gold Seal Hardwood floor refinishing coating is an on location service, Let us come to you we will be bringing the best hardwood floor sanding machinery and sanding tools maintained to make my life easy and your floor look amazing, from there its all about the passion, patience, perseverance, skill knowledge of master craftsmen floor layer Ken Moersch to bring alive amazing wood floor results refinishing your hardwood floors, stairs or gym flooring.
Gold Seal Swedish Finish from Glitsa American offers and incredible amazing wow factor soft subtle and hardwearing that's the beauty of wooden floors and stairs. Left or above is White Oak Stairs natural Glitsa gold seal semi gloss | centre or mid Custom Glitsa stained Beach prefinished solid refinishing fresh Glitsa gold seal Matte sheen |bottom or right traditional hardwood flooring stained in a custom mixed Glitsa stain and finished in Glitsa gold seal Swedish finish semi gloss
Please be aware of the following!
Dustless Hardwood floor sanding machinery require 220 Voltage s/phase 30 amperes. Gym floor rider sander setup needs a 90 amperes breaker 3 phase 208 or 480 volts.
Ken Moersch is an extremely competent confident hardwood floor craftsman who knows how to achieve fine quality floor workmanship, I found him to be extremely trustworthy and enjoyed working with AHF-Allhardwoodfloor ltd of Coquitlam BC
Very good Ken, I did not realize how much physical labor it required to refinish my hardwood flooring, I guess you are to you busy to have stage fright as i watched you work all day long, I was really surprised that you worked till eight in the evening and actually completed the refinishing of my smaller floor job with three coats of street shoe water borne without hardly any dust
AHF-All hardwood floor dustless floor refinishing did a wonderful job of refinishing my old fir flooring we decided to refinish even though Ken told us this would be the last time to sand down the old Fir floors. We choose the Glitsa gold Seal because it is known for its durability Wow great job refinishing Fir wood floors
Glitsa American is proud to offer the
very best. authentic Swedish finishes
and Waterborne finishes for your
Simple steps can be taken to maintain
the beauty and luster of your new
Glitsa gold seal finished floors.
The first few weeks after application, use your
floors with loving care. Glitsa recommends the
following timeline to ensure proper drying and curing:
Walking on floors .. _ at least 24 hours
Replacing furniture ........ 2-3 days
Rug covering .............. 2-3 weeks
Any use of water ......... at least 2 weeks
Additional air circulation from open windows and fans will also help a finished floor cure faster.
VACUUM OR DUST MOP
Sand and grit will cause premature wear.
Vacuum or use an untreated dust mop on your
floor regularly. Placing walk-off mats inside
and outside of key entry points and near sinks
will help prevent the spread of such material.
If you use non-slide pads under rugs, make sure
that they are recommended for use on wood
floors by the pad manufacturer.
Wipe up food and spills immediately with a
dampened (not soaking wet) cloth-or paper towel.
Excessive use of water can damage wood. Regular
cleaning should be done with specially formulated
Glitsa Clean Hardwood Floor Cleaner, which is
available online for purchase or through your
Superior Finish Systems and
Support for Professional Craftsmen ...
Glitsa American, the Swedish Finish
FEET and PAWS
Keep your shoes in good condition ... high heels without a protective cap can actually dent the wood! Trim and buff your pet's claws often. As an extra precautionary measure, you may place booties on their feet to prevent premature scratching and wear.
Be sure your chair legs and other pieces of furniture all
have Glitsa Safeglides Felt Floor Protectors on them.
Without protection, constant sliding and movement will prematurely wear and scratch your floor; Safeglides are available for purchase online or through your contractor .
NO WAX. NO OILS
Do not ever wax your Glitsa finished floors or clean them with an oil-treated solution. Wax and oils Can contaminate your floor, creating adhesion and other problems with future recoats.
Even the most well-maintained floors eventually need recoating. Prior to a complete recoat, use 'Glitsa Gold Seal Aerosol to repair minor blemishes in small areas for the Gold Seal Swedish System. Do not attempt a repair of this sort on bare wood; instead, call your local professional contractor and ask for Glitsa gold seal Varnish finishes.
KNOW YOUR FLOOR
Remember what products were used to finish and clean
your wood floor. Keep track of the dates (month and year) the floor was installed, finished, refinished and/or
repaired. Write down the company name of your floor installer and finisher. If or when you move, leave the above information in the home.
We are determined to continue to provide our distributors, contractors, homeowners, architects, and designers with superior products and technical support to ensure safe, error-free applications, to maintain the integrity of our products and the satisfaction of our customers.
Our safety and health recommendations are intended to be general guidelines. Individuals with medical conditions or that are typically more sensitive to odors should consult their physicians and extend the time allowed prior to returning to the residence. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available upon request.
Although your wood floor may be one of the most
beautiful aspects of your home, do not
expect it to be as flawless as a piece of furniture. Furniture is finished in a 'dust free' environment and is subjected to quite a bit less wear and tear than a floor.
The following information is intended to answer many of the typical questions that we have experienced over the years. If you would like any additional information on our products, or the location of your nearest distributor, please call Glitsa American, Inc. at 800-527-8111.
Remove the following from any area that could be exposed to vapors: plants, animals, aquariums, and food in open containers that could possibly absorb vapors (e.g. bread, cereal, grains, etc.)
Cover or remove Carbon Monoxide detectors as they may be activated or damaged by the vapors.
Homeowners should not be in the area during application or drying
All individuals remaining in the area should wear a NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)IMSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) approved respirator.
Following the final coat of Glitsa, we recommend waiting 24 hours before returning to the residence. At this point you may walk on the floor. Providing good ventilation will minimize the odor and help the floor finish to cure faster. The more gentle you are on the floor during the first few days, the more satisfaction you will get from your floor for years to come.
Allow 2-3 days before placing furniture on the floor. Do not drag or slide the furniture.
Allow 5-6 weeks before putting carpet or rugs on the floors.
Do not use water or any cleaning substances on the floor for the first 2-3 weeks.
Because it is impossible to
create an absolutely dust free environment in your home,
small specks of dust (peaks) may settle in the finish. Over
time, many of these peaks will be walked out of the finish.
Preventive Maintenance may be the most important factor in determining the longevity of your wood floor finish.
Place walk-off mats in entryways and near sink areas to minimize the amount of dirt and water that comes in contact with your floor.
Attach Safeglides® to all furniture that will come in contact with your wood floors.
Safeglides® have multiple types of fasteners that will adhere to most furniture.
-Prevent unprotected high heel shoes from coming in contact with your wood floor.
The amount of weight concentrated in such a small area actually
compresses the wood and appears to be anindentation in the finish.
-Keep pet claws trimmed
-Use Glitsa Clean® regularly to rejuvenate the luster of your wood floor. Follow the directions on the container
-Wipe food and other spills immediately with a water dampened cloth or paper towel.
-Vacuum with soft bristle brushes only. Most carpet vacuums have hard bristle brushes.
-Sweep with a soft (nylon) bristle broom. Straw brooms may scratch the floor.
-Damp mop the floor to remove dirt and grit.
Things to Avoid
-Do not use oils, waxes, or cleaners that have these properties in them, on your Glitsa finish.
-Do not over-water plants. Soils, fertilizers, and plant foods
may have chemicals in them that could damage your Glitsa finish.
Soft rubber (shoe soles, toy wheels, etc.) wil1 1eave marks on the floor. Most of these marks can be rubbed out, but should be avoided if possible.
Know Your Floor
-Know what products were used to finish and clean your wood floor.
-Keep track of the dates (month/year) that the floor was installed, finished, refinished, and/orrepaired.
-Remember/record the company name of your floor installer and finisher.
-When moving, leave the above information in the home.
-Minor repairs may be made using Glitsa Gold Seal Aerosol®. Follow label instructions.
-As your floor begins to show wear and Glitsa Clean® no longer brings back the luster in your wood floor, recoating the floor may be necessary. Contact your floor contractor.