Competitor Comparisons

Why is Waterlox superior to its competitors?

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Waterlox vs Danish Oil

Appearance

Danish oil dries with a flat/matte appearance.

Application

Waterlox has more positive dry.

Durability

Waterlox provides a more water/chemical resistant protective film.

Maintenance

Waterlox protective layer lasts longer requiring less-frequent reapplications.

 
Waterlox vs Linseed Oil

Appearance

Linseed oil contains linolenic acids which yellows over time.

Application

Waterlox has more positive dry.

Durability

Waterlox provides a more water/chemical resistant protective film.

Maintenance

Waterlox protective layer lasts longer requiring less-frequent reapplications.

 

Appearance

Urethane forms a plastic looking film.

Application

Waterlox never requires sanding for adhesion purposes, no matter the time frame between coats or when recoating years later.

Durability

Waterlox penetrates deeper than urethanes into the wood fibers for better below the surface protection when damaged.

Maintenance

Waterlox touch-ups blend into the film and are less noticable than urethanes which often require sanding.

 

Appearance

Waterlox brings out the natural patina of the wood.

Application

Waterlox never requires sanding between coats for adhesion purposes, urethanes often need to be sanded, especially on recoats.

Durability

Waterlox penetrates deeper than urethanes into the wood fibers for better below the surface protection when damaged.

Maintenance

Waterlox touch-ups blend into the film and are less noticable than urethanes which often require sanding.

 

Appearance

Oil/wax-based systems dry with a flat/matte appearance.

Application

Waterlox is less labor intensive than oil/wax-based systems.

Durability

Waterlox provides a more water-resistant protective layer.

Maintenance

Waterlox provides a more protective film. Products containing wax can only be re-coated with the same wax product. It has to be stripped completely if a different system is desired on the floor.

 

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