Coating Options – UV-Cured Non UV-Cured

What are UV-cured Coatings?

After a floor is sanded (see our process), three coats of finish are applied. A UV machine is used to dry, or ‘cure’, the coating – literally at the speed of light! A specific kind of finish is required to use with the UV Curing machine. We have 3 options you can choose from.


UV-Cured Middle Coat

Modern Matt/Satin finish Water-based Non-toxic/No smell Perfect for parquetry

**Lowest Cost**


UV-Cured Coatings (middle coat)

Modern Matt/Satin finish More scratch resistant Non-Toxic/No smell Move-in 24hrs

**Best Value**


UV-Cured Middle Coat

Modern Matt/Satin finish Maximum Durability Non-Toxic/No smell Move in immediately after curing

**Toughest Finish**

Floor Coating Options Explained

Option 1: NO RUSH

The first option is our ‘NO RUSH’ finish. This is our lowest cost option as there is no UV Curing. This option is for the budget-conscious. It is a two-pack water-based polyurethane.


This is our most popular option. The middle coat is UV-cured. It has no toxic smell, and you’ll be able to move back in the very next day. We recommend this option for most people because it is a great balance between cost and durability.

Option 3: UV RUSH

If you are looking for the most durable option, this is it. It offers the best durability and you can move in immediately because both the middle and last coats are cured instantly with industrial UV lights. It is the toughest, most scratch-resistant coating for timber floors today. No other coating can compare to this. If you want the best, you have found it. It ticks all the boxes. It’s natural, non-toxic, has no smell and is hard as nails.If you have any questions regarding our coating options, please feel free to get in touch. Learn more about Brisbane Timber Floors, the home of floor sanding Brisbane.Advantages of UV-Cured Polyurethane vs Water-Based. 
  • Faster curing time: UV-cured polyurethane is cured instantly with the use of UV light, while water-based polyurethane can take 7-10 days to fully cure.
  • More durable: UV-cured polyurethane is more resistant to scratches, wear and tear, and chemicals than water-based polyurethane, making it a better choice for high-traffic areas.
  • Better for the environment: UV-cured polyurethane does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it a more environmentally friendly option.
  • Clearer finish: UV-cured polyurethane has a clearer and more natural-looking finish compared to water-based polyurethane, which can sometimes have a slightly cloudy appearance.
  • Long-lasting: UV-cured polyurethane lasts longer than water-based polyurethane and requires less maintenance and reapplication.
  • Better for exotic wood species: UV-cured polyurethane is less likely to yellow, making it a better choice for exotic wood species that are sensitive to discolouration.
In conclusion, UV-cured polyurethane has several advantages over water-based polyurethane, including faster drying time, greater durability, better environmental friendliness, clearer finish, longer-lasting, and suitability for exotic wood species. These benefits make UV-cured polyurethane an excellent choice for those who want a high-quality, long-lasting, and low-maintenance finish for their floors or other wood surfaces.Get a quote today or contact us for more information.