Water Resistant Wood For Bathroom: Brief Overview

Brief Overview

No wood species in the world is properly water-resistant. When the wood absorbs water it either contracts or expands. The users need to use the sealer, finish, or paint to make the wood water-resistant.

Water-resistant Woods

All the wood materials got affected by the water while some of the wood species stay in the wet environment but not for a longer time. Hardwoods have a better resistivity than the softwoods. In softwoods, fibers are packed tightly with one another due to which the wood absorbs less water. All the hardwoods are not waterproof like birch, maple, and oak. Due to moisture these hardwood floors enlarge and shrink. Cedar one of the best waterproof wood also gets affected by the moisture and may twist if it is not treated properly.

Waterproofing Stains And Sealers

For making the wood waterproof the users need to apply sealant or stain on the wood surface. At sometimes sealant is combined with the color dye so that both can be applied on the wood surface at once. Most of the times sealer is used as a waterproofing agent rather than the stain products because the sealer contains the polyurethane which acts as a waterproofing barrier.

Waterproofing Finishes

The finishing products can be used as a waterproofing agent. When the finish is applied on the wood floor surface, the floors become smooth and shiny and prevent the wood floor from being getting damaged. The finishes are available in a wide number of colors and this finish protects the floor up to 24 months. The users should leave the floor to dry completely for about two days.
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