RUBIO MONOCOAT COLORS
Rubio Monocoat colors allow us to both color and seal wood floors in one convenient application. Monocoat contains no harmful VOC’s and is completely non toxic. Rubio’s colors can also be mixed, and when coupled with our pretreatments & precolors the options for colors is endless.
How can this stuff actually color the floor and seal it in just one application? Here is what they say about it on their website!“Monocoat adheres with the first microns of wood by molecular bonding… because of molecular bonding, no surface film can form, and no variable saturation can occur. Not only is a second coat not required, the finished wood will not accept a second coat.”
See more about Rubio by visiting them here http://www.rubiomonocoatonline.com
WE HAVE STAIN COLORS TOO!
Interested in stain colors? Huggins rdwood offers many different shades of wood floor stains; from modern gray / charcoal colors, white washed looks, nearly black floors and every color in between.
Non-Toxic Rubio Monocoat – Stain+Finish in 1 application
STAINING WATER PRETREATMENT – WATER POPPING
Huggins Hardwood uses a water pretreatment on all floors that we stain, this process that’s also called “water popping” involves wiping the entire surface of the floor down with a mixture of water & denatured alcohol. As this mixture dries it raises the grain of the wood which allows the stain to take as evenly as possible and it also gets a richer coloring. This process is included as part of our price for staining. Other companies charge extra for this extra step, so when comparing quotes if be sure you are making an apples to apples comparison as our rate may seem higher, but you may not be getting this extra very important step.
STAINING PRETREATMENTS – SMOKING/FUMING/WOOD AGING & MORE
In addition to using water pretreatments on stain jobs to help get the best stain job possible. Huggins Hardwood also offers other staining pretreatments including; Fuming, Smoking, Aging, and more. These special non-toxic mixtures area sprayed over the floor while the wood is in it’s raw unfinished state. As these liquids dry they create a mild non-toxic reaction with the tannin oils that are naturally present in some woods. This reaction gives the floors gray, white, driftwood or aged color/undertone. When done before the application of the stain this can both create somewhat of a textured look in the floor and they can give more depth to colors.
As always we are always happy to make any potential clients samples utilizing any of our staining colors + techniques to help you compare colors to to other paint colors, baseboards, cabinets colors etc from the light of your own home.
Duraseal is an oil based stain product available in 31 colors. Color options are nearly endless when we blend together the various colors. Duraseal stain is one of the preferred stains of wood flooring professionals and it’s one of our personal favorites.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS WOOD CLASSICS®
Sherwin Williams Wood Classics® is an oil based interior stain. It’s one of our preferred stains for those that wish to stain maple, birch or other tight grained woods.
Bona DriFast Stain® is an oil based product. Colors are intermixable enabling us to create nearly any color imaginable. DriFast can be top coated with both our oil & waterbased finish products. We can use Bona Stain on red Oak, white oak, hickory, ash and other woods. We prefer some of our other options for staining woods with less grain such as maple or birch. For these woods we recommend Varthane® as out first choice or Sherwin Williams® as another great option.
Varthane® Premium Wood Stain is an oil based wood stain manufactured by Rustoleum®. This stain works great for staining all wood types and it’s our absolute favorite stain for staining maple, birch or other tight grained/harder woods. Varthane® is readily available at Home Depot & Menards so if you’e planning to use our services but want to do a little stain testing on your own, you can get it at any Home Depot or Mendards location.
GENERAL FINISHES PRO FLOOR STAIN®
General Finishes® has been a favorite product of wood workers for decades. Their Pro Floor Stain represents the most technologically advanced waterbased stain product on the market. Until recently only oil based stains could provide really rich even colors. This waterbased stain has very low VOC’s and it works well for staining most wood types. It’s available in 19 based colors as well as 100+ color mixes.
General Finished Pro Floor Stain Color Chart / Swatch
When staining, Rhodes Hardwood goes to great measures to produce the best stain job possible. You may find that our company charges a bit more to stain a floor then other companies. However, we would challenge our tried & true process and the overall value of our process to any other company.
As noted above we always use a water preferment with all stained floor (at no extra charge), this added step is something that other companies either don’t do, or charge extra for. Most importantly we take an extra very important step in our sanding process (when staining) that many other companies avoid, and this is the use of our Lagler Trio Planetary sanding machine for the final sanding. This is a very expensive machine and the use of it involves a lot of extra work so most other companies use a standard floor buffer to make this crucial step easier. The reason the use of this machine is so crucial is because in order to get the best/ most even stain job possible a floor much be sanded as closely to perfect as possible. This state of the art machine does just this. By running this machine over the entire floor at the very end of the sanding process this machine does the last fine/detailed bit of sanding more flawlessly then any other machine available in the world.
Again, be sure you are comparing apples to apples when comparing quotes. Unless someone is taking all these extra steps; using the quality staining products we offer, has the unlimited color/texture options, uses the specialty equipment we use etc then you would be settling for less then we are able to offer of a truly professional staining application.
Please Note: Stain colors can vary from the samples shown above. If you want to stain your floors, we ask that you narrow your choices down to a few of these colors. We will then make samples out of the exact wood type that you have. This allows us to illustrate how a particular stain will look on your floor.
CUSTOM FINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS
WE ❤︎ CUSTOM PROJECTS !
In addition to offering oil and waterbased finishes and stains, we also offer custom bespoke wood floors. We have the experience and innovation to create an almost endless variety of options to meet nearly any architectural specification. Let us be your trusted partner in creating a floor that will fit seamlessly with your design. With the right collaboration we can assist you in achieving design excellence.
Innovation is a core value for our company and we are continuously exploring new finishing techniques as well as studying the processes of old wood workers and finding ways to take these techniques and apply them to an entire wood floor. Our obsession with pushing the norm with wood floor finishing techniques allows us to push the physical limits of design.
We have worked with countless architects, designers, builders, contractors, commercial clients and homeowners to help them realize their vision. With our finishing expertise and your vision the possibilities for custom floors are endless.
Our custom finishing techniques include; custom staining, dyes, pretreatments that produce different looks through tannic acid reactions including; reactive stains, wood aging treatments, fuming, smoking, and lye pretreatments, Tannic Acid treatments to add tannic acid to woods low in in, bleaching, whitewashed looks, ebonizing, black and gray floors, Ceruse, Wirebrush texturing, Hand scraping and much more..
Custom fuming, smoking & creative effects for wood floors! Endless possibilities of colors, finishes, & textures!
FUMING – $3/SF
Fuming is an application to wood floors that creates a special graying effect through a tannic acid reaction. We are able to do this to both new and existing flooring. This gray color that this process creates makes for a great color for the floors, or it can act as an undertone for other stains or hardwaxes to be applied on top of it which can create a textured look with certain colors, or can create an amazing depth of color with other colors. We’re able to fume even low tannin woods via a special tannin treatment done prior to fuming. We are also able to adjust the extent of the fume so we can make the wood take on a subtle gray, or a very deep almost charcoal colored grey.
SMOKE TREATMENT – $3/SF
Smoking is another tannic acid reaction. Smoked floors take on an aged sort of patina. We are able to finish floors that have been smoked with either a clean polyurethane or hardwax, with a stain (for a color with a lot of depth), or with a colored hardwax for a textured look. As with our fume, we are also able to adjust the extent of the smoke effect from a mild very light tan/brown lightly aged look, to a deeper/darker brown aged look.
here is some examples of woods that were smoked with various colors of hardwax applied over it.
PRE COLOR TREATMENTS – FROM $5/SF
Rubio Monocoats Precolor product is a waterbased coloring product similar to a deeply pigmented stain or dye. When combined with our many pretreatments and wide range of hardwax oil colors these colors can serve lots of different purposes. They can serve as the main color for a floor, they can have colored hardwaxes applied over them for contrasting color or ceruse look, the white shades can be used to drown out pink tones in red oak prior to using a white finish and much much more. When combined with all of our other custom finishing techniques, the options for colors and looks is literally endless.
WIREBRUSHING – FROM $4/SF
Wire brushing is a process that involves brushing the entire surface of your new or refinished floors to create a textured/ distressed look. We’re able to wire brush the entire surface of wood floors with our specialty wire brush machines. When coupled with our many other pretreatments, precolors, stains, dyes, and hardwax oils a wire brushed floor can take on an amazing contrasting color or ceruse look. Rhodes Hardwood is the only company in the state that offers this specialty service to site finished new and refinished floors.
BLEACHING – $3/SF
Bleaching is the process of applying a bleach that is specifically made for wood. This pretreatment provides a mild whitish color to many different wood species. It’s applied in very thin layers so we can really dial in the extent of the bleached look. The bleach floor can then be the finished look, or it can be used to drown out the red tones in woods like red oak.
EBONIZING – FROM $3/SF
Ebonizing is a process that grays or blackens certain woods. This process is achieved through a natural reaction between a proprietary solution we have perfected and the tannins that are naturally present in certain woods. We can get different looks from gray to black with the process based on the mixture we use and the intensity of the reaction. Ebonizing makes for a very cool way to color a wood floor or it can act as an undertone for other hard wax oils or stains to be applied over which can create textured looks or lots of color depth.
CERUSING – FROM $9/SF
Cerusing is an old finishing technique that was used years ago by furniture builders and finishers. This is a textured or 2 toned look that is achieved by wire brushing certain woods (to scrape out some of the soft grain) then staining or dying the floors and then filling in the soft grain with a different color. We can do any color combination; black with white grain, gray with white grain, white with black grain etc.
WOOD LYE FROM $3/SF
Wood lye treatment is a non-corrosive form of bleaching or graying woods. This mild solution is made from a small amount of the type of lye that soap is made from. This can create a bleached or aged driftwood sort of look. Our custom lye blends can be top coated with any of our finishing products; waterbed finish, oil based, or hardwax oils.
INTERESTED IN PRICING?
Are you curious about the cost of your project? Check out our pricing page and begin planning today!
NOTE: Prices listed for custom finishing services are costs that are an addition to our normal service. For example if you were refinishing your floors and you wanted to fume them you would have our normal cost for refinishing as well as the cost of fuming.