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Swirsding's Floor Service

Berkeley, CA

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"Refinishing hardwood floors to the highest standard is my art. Listening to my customers' needs, and my attention to detail, is what has made me successful."


Serving San Francisco, Marin and the East Bay cities of Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Pinole, Orinda and Lafayette.


  • Licensed and Bonded. California State Contractors License #690782



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Hardwood Floor Finishes

After the sanding process, neutral or pigmented stains are finished with 3 coats of waterborne polyurethane. Or alternatively, Rubio Monocoat can be applied, which is an environmentally friendly, zero Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) finish. 

Traditional Polyurethane Finish

 When a modern commercial grade Waterborne Polyurethane finish is used you get:
  • A wood sealer followed by 3 coats of waterborne polyurethane
  • An exceptionally durable hardwood floor
  • Significantly less odor than oil based polyurethane
  • Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • The floor retains transparency so you can always enjoy the rich, fresh color of your newly refinished hardwood floors
  • No yellowing color change over time
  • Dries and cures faster than oil so that you can use your floors in less time

Rubio Monocoat Finish - Zero VOC

Developed in Europe, Rubio Monocoat provides a very different look and feel to your hardwood floors. The finish is hard, durable and natural. You will be able to feel the wood itself, versus a plastic coating of polyurethane. Because Rubio Monocoat is laid down in a single application, your floors are ready days earlier than the traditional polyurethane finish. The advantages of this finish are:

  • One coat, with short drying time, for immediate use of the floor
  • Plant based ingredients, so it is safe for you, your children, your pets and the environment, with zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • It is an oil and wax liquid mixed with a hardener 
  • Nontoxic natural ingredients with no solvents, no formaldehyde, no harmful chemicals, no fumes
  • Molecularly bonds to the wood and will not flake, blister or peel
  • Available in clear and more than 50 different colors. 
  • Low sheen finish that shows off the wood grain
  • No color change over time
  • Future worn areas, like entries or kitchens, can be easily repaired with a perfect color match without resanding the entire floor
  • Easy to maintain with recommended Rubio Natural Soap 
  • Click here for an in-depth review of Rubio Monocoat 

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