A transparent, tough, oil-based finish formulated to provide excellent durability
and remarkable stain resistance.
Formulated specifically for heavy-traffic commercial hardwood floors,
Bonatech Traffic provides unprecedented durability in a wood floor finish.
Basic Coatings offers a complete
line of quality wood floor finishes, providing wood floor professionals
the flexibility needed to do the best job possible in all environments.
As a specialist in coatings for wood and sports floors, Basic Coatings
has introduced many industry-leading finishes over the years-for
commercial and residential applications. A combination of quality
finishes at the best price helps to make every job a profitable one.
BonaKemi AB of Malmö , Sweden has been
manufacturing the world's finest floor finishing products since
1919. BonaKemi is respected worldwide for advancements in the industry
and is the reason that Swedish floor finishes are considered a
national achievement similar to French wines. Today, BonaKemi AB
produces products that are sold in over thirty-five countries around
Bona SportT ,
A Division of BonaKemi USA, Inc., offers complete hardwood sport floor
finishing systems. Minimize risk with products designed to work as
a team at each step of the finishing process. For basketball, volleyball,
racquetball, aerobics or any hardwood sport floor, Bona SportT provides precision sanding equipment, durable
abrasives, a rainbow of game line paints engineered specifically for BonaKemi
waterborne and oil-modified finishes, the highest quality sealers and finishes
available, and a fast, effective maintenance system. Bona SportT systems consistently
produce championship appearance and performance for high schools, colleges and
BonaKemi's commitment to preserving the quality of our environment has been
the guiding factor in developing safer wood floor finishes and maintenance
products, without sacrificing Bona's industry-leading standards for quality
and durability. In 1979 they introduced their first waterborne finish. In
a waterborne finish the polyurethane molecules are dispersed in water. When
the finish is applied, the water evaporates in 2 to 3 hours and the polyurethane
forms the finish layer on the wood floor surface.
When solvent-based finishes are applied the solvent evaporates into
the atmosphere leaving harmful fumes and a strong chemical odor that
lasts for days as the material dries. These fumes are also highly
flammable and some products can even be explosive. Cleaning up after
applying these finishes contributes to the problem because mineral
spirits or solvent thinners must be used.
Many states such as California , Massachusetts , New Jersey , Oregon
, and others have recognized these personal and environmental hazards
and set limits on the VOC (Volatile Organic Component) content for
paints, varnishes and finishes. BonaKemi waterborne floor finishes
are well below these compliance limits. They contain less hazardous
solvents and only about 20% of the VOC level of the amount of solvents
in a typical solvent-based finish.
BonaKemi hardwood floor finishes are now a preferred finish for
a new type of building called ECLU (Environmentally Clean Living
Unit). These homes are designed for people who have a very low tolerance
for chemicals of many kinds. Solid hardwood floors finished with
a waterborne finish are much less troublesome for these ghemically-sensitive
people than carpet or vinyl floor coverings.
BonaKemi has an ongoing commitment to research
and development to improve their environmentally responsible waterborne
technology and to continue their dedication to maintain the industry's
highest standards of quality. Look for the BonaKemi Environmental Choice
seal on their finishes and hardwood floor maintenance products. It
is your assurance that you are doing the right thing for our environment,
our children and future generations.
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