Hardwood Flooring Trends 2017 - Rubio Monocoat

Rubio Monocoat is a product from Belgium that is quickly turning into a hot new trend. If you want your floors to truly be extraordinary, this hardwood flooring system will give your floors a look and feel that traditional water based and oil based finishes can't touch. We have so many customers ask us about this system, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to educate the public with a little write up. Read on if you'd like to find out the benefits of this system.

This new hard-wax oil from Belgium doesn't leave a plastic film layer on top of the floor. Instead, the natural oils and waxes in this product bond to the wood from the inside and form a water tight coating that is very durable. The true beauty of these finishes is that they look nothing like a standard floor finish. A standard floor finish will get painted on top of the wood, and layers of film will get built up over the top of the floor. As I'm sure you can see with most floors currently, this tends to look a bit "plastic-y". With Rubio Monocoat, the oil soaks into the floor itself, creating a super "matte" and "raw" appearance which is not comparable to any standard finish offered on the market today.

 Application of Rubio Monocoat.

Application of Rubio Monocoat.

"We've found that the scratch and wear resistance of this product is actually BETTER than a standard oil or water based finish."

The color choices are incredible as well with 40+ inter-mixable colors; there are many mixes available to make virtually any look you can dream up possible. Hardwax oils are very environmentally friendly coming in at zero VOC’s. Due to how new the product is, the true durability is still yet to be determined. We've found that the scratch and wear resistance of this product is actually BETTER than a standard oil or water based finish. However, because of this, the chemical resistance to spills and water suffers quite a bit with this product. 

Overhead shot of a Rubio Monocoat project in downtown Chicago

This gorgeous floor looks great in any contemporary space.

We love incorporating new processes and technologies into the work that we do. Rubio Monocoat is simply the latest and greatest in hardwood flooring. We are excited to see the future iterations of this product because we make it a point to always offer the cutting edge in hardwood flooring to our customers. If you'd like to schedule a hardwood flooring project with us, feel free to contact us via our contact page. We look forward to working with you.