Frequently Asked Questions
Why do some floors turn yellow?
Discoloration, or yellowing of floor finishes, is caused when certain ingredients darken upon exposure to heat and light. These ingredients include highly styrenated acrylic polymers, certain varieties of polyethylene wax, and aromatic (cyclic) polyurethanes. At Essential, we take pride in formulating our finishes with little or no color. A great deal of research and development goes into producing these low color finishes. This is achieved through formulating with low styrene content acrylic polymers and incorporating non-yellowing polyethylene waxes into our finishes. Even our urethane-fortified finish (Eccothane®) is formulated not to discolor because it uses aliphatic (non-cyclic) polyurethanes.
Of course, proper maintenance will assure long-term beauty and extended stripping cycles. In short, Essential floor finishes are formulated to look great upon initial application and look even better one or two years later.
Found In: Resilient Floor