UV Cured finishes.
Summit is the first to offer UV cured finishes to our market.
Ultraviolet (UV) technology has been used for years by hardwood manufacturers to cure finishes in the factory. In fact, most pre-finished hardwood is made using this technology. RadCoat, a UV finish offered by Summit, utilizes the same technology to immediately cure the finish on the job site, in your home or office. The benefits are clear: your newly refinished floor is ready for traffic immediately! No more waiting one day to move the furniture back in, or up to a week before you can put back the rug. With RadCoat from Summit, your floor is ready for everything.
In addition, because the finish is cured immediately, there are zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), making RadCoat the most ec0-friendly solution in the industry. A measure of less than 250 is considered Low VOC or eco-friendly. A traditional oil-based finish contains over 500 VOCs.
The unique 100% water-borne finish, together with a revolutionary mix of additives, results in a finish that is:
- Harder – RadCoat rates higher than any other finish for hardness(94/100 for Rocker Hardness, versus 64/100 for a pre-finished hardwood floor and 50/100 for a traditional site-finished hardwood floor)
- More Scrach and Scuff Resistant – RadCoat rates higher for scratch and scuff resistance than any other finish, scoring almost twice as high as pre-finished hardwood (2 coats Radcoat over sealer)
- More Durable – RadCoat will last 2-3 times longer than any other finish, meaning you don’t have to refinish your floors again for a long time
- More Stain Resistant – RadCoat rates higher than any other finish for chemical resistance, meaning it will perform better in protecting against stains
UV-cured coating is perfect for residential and commercial RECOATS (known as screen and coat) as well as for full SAND and FINISH projects of new or existing wood.