MAPEI has brought to market a new refinishing system as an addition to its Ultracoat product family.

“We believe we have found the best and easiest solution for wood-floor refinishers when sanding is not an option,” said Jeff Johnson, business manager for MAPEI’s floor covering installation systems.

Foot traffic, pet scratches, sunlight, routine maintenance and other damaging influences gradually reduce the overall gloss and appearance of a wood or bamboo floor. Sometimes it’s not possible to refinish a hardwood floor by re-sanding. For example, engineered wood floors lack the surface veneer to accommodate the sanding process. Hand-scraped wood floors would lose their hard-earned texturing if the floor were to be sanded completely flat. Even a site-finished floor might not be able to take another sanding, if it had been refinished so many times that another pass would expose the fasteners.

According to the company, the solution is MAPEI’s new Ultracoat ReNewIt, a sanding-free refinishing system for pre-finished and site-finished hardwood and bamboo floors. The ReNewIt system allows refinishers to recoat the floor in a simple four-step process: 

1. Ultracoat ReNewIt Remover removes all polishes and contaminants.

2. Ultracoat ReNewIt Cleaner leaves the floor clean and ready to recoat.

3. Ultracoat ReNewIt Primer strengthens the bond between the cleaned floor and the new coating.

4. Ultracoat High Traffic (gloss) wood-floor finish brings back the luster and gloss of the floor.

“MAPEI’s Ultracoat ReNewIt system will not solve problems due to deep scratches or gouges, and it won’t allow the floor color to be changed,” said Johnson. “However, it will provide a new, well-bonded finish that brings back that new-floor look quickly and easily without a full sand-and-recoat process.” 

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