Why Use Water-Based Wood Floor Coatings?

When a wood floor is first installed, too much exposure to water can cause damage. Because the boards have not yet had time to fill with polymer protection, the wood can more easily absorb water and begin to warp. This is why, for the first 2-3 years of a wood floor’s life, it’s best to use an oil-based wood floor coating. However, once your floor has had time to settle and build up a layer of polymer protection in its seams, a water-based wood floor coating may be the better option.

The Reflections Wood Floor Program provides both oil-based and water-based wood floor coatings. Reflections coatings have low VOCs, making them environmentally responsible and less hazardous for employees. Each Reflections coating is quick-drying but Reflections’ Arena water-based urethanes allow sports play only 48 hours after application. For older wood floors, Reflections water-based coatings are ideal, making the recoating process quicker while retaining exceptional gloss.

As a whole, the Reflections program is designed to provide years of beauty, performance, safety, and durability to both new and old wood floors. The program comes complete with wood floor coatings, bonding agent, cleaners, tacking solution, and the tools you need to coat your wood floors in-house.

Glenn Miller, Director of Building and Grounds at Mount Olive Board of Education in New Jersey has been using Buckeye’s Reflections Wood Floor Program for 5 years. He credits Arena® 300 and Reflections for the shine of his gym floors, saying, “Prior to the Reflections Wood Floor Program, we had been recoating our gym floors every year. We had been getting inconsistent results, even with the professional contractors we were hiring. I was a little concerned about my guys coating the floors themselves but Buckeye came in and trained my staff. Three custodians were able to coat the floors and we got a beautiful result.” With Arena 300 and the Reflections Wood Floor Program, Mount Olive’s gym floors have more grip and shine. Miller and his staff now coat their gym floors once every 2 years, saving them time and money.

Buckeye’s water-based wood floor coatings have allowed Miller and his team to recoat the floors quickly while providing more consistent results than many of the outside contractors they had previously hired. The training that accompanies the Reflections program has made it simple for staff at Mount Olive to complete the job with sparkling results.

To learn more about how the Reflections Wood Floor Program and its wood floor coatings can be customized to fit your facility, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Are You Spending Too Much on Your Gym Floors?

Gym floors are some of the most expensive floors in your facility. Finding a cost effective way to maintain them can be difficult. Buckeye’s Reflections® Wood Floor Program can reduce costs, provide excellent durability, and extend the life of your wood floors.

One of the simplest ways the Reflections program saves money is through the training it provides. With Reflections, employees can be trained to prep and recoat gym floors. For daily, weekly, and as-needed procedures, the Reflections Maintenance Wall Charts guide employees in proper gym floor maintenance procedures. The program provides comprehensive in-person and online training with tools like the Reflections Maintenance training videos. These videos provide employees with valuable information, covering topics like burnishing wood floors and vacuuming mats.

Buckeye uses the most innovative methods to help save time and money. When you’re ready to coat your gym floor, the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program covers the proper techniques for applying both oil and water-based wood floor coatings including recommended product coverage, dry times, cure times, recoat windows, and more. With Buckeye’s latest and most innovative preparation method, the Gym Bond/Autoscrubber prep method, facilities can save up to 60% of the typical time and labor spent on prepping wood floors.

Reflections Program

Buckeye knows that every gym floor is different. Reflections products include both water-based and oil-based wood floor coatings, as well as other wood floor maintenance products. These products hold up well to scuffing and scratching. They are easy to apply, less viscous, and don’t have harsh odors. The Reflections Wood Floor Program and its products can be customized to fit your facility needs, ensuring the improved durability, shine, and life of your gym floors.

Find out how much you can save with the Reflections Wood Floor Program using the Reflections Cost Calculator. Contact your local Buckeye representative for more information.

ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

On September 11-14, 2017 Buckeye will join the entire cleaning industry at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Trade Show and ISSA Convention, the largest industry trade show of the year, in Las Vegas, NV. ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America is where new strategies, insights, and products are on display. While there, discover opportunities to achieve greater profits and improved efficiency for your company.

Buckeye will be at ISSA to discuss the advantages of programs like our Eco® Proportioning Program, Reflections® Wood Floor Program, Hard Floor Care Program, and Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program. Learn about these programs and new products from Buckeye at booth #3943.

Join us and 16,000+ professionals in the cleaning industry including distributors, building service contractors, facility decision makers, and residential cleaning companies. Exhibitors from over 25 countries will be participating to showcase the latest products and services. ISSA/INTERCLEAN will have 60+ education seminars and training workshops as well as over 700 suppliers and equipment manufacturers.

Visit us in Las Vegas to share market insights and discover the value of Buckeye programs and products.

Gym Bond

A complete program is the best way to extend the life of your wood floors and maintain their beauty, performance, safety, and durability. The Buckeye Reflections® Wood Floor Care Program combines Arena® water-based wood floor coatings and Coliseum® oil-based wood floor coatings with proper procedures to achieve beautiful, longer-lasting wood floors. The Reflections program also includes specialty products, one of which is Gym Bond, a water-based urethane bonding agent.

Gym BondGym Bond is formulated with exclusive technology to provide maximum adhesion when applied to previously coated maple wood floors before urethane wood floor coating application. When applied, Gym Bond drastically reduces peeling from tape on a gym floor and increases adhesion when applied both under and over gym floor paint and decals. Only one coat of Gym Bond is required and it covers 1,800 square feet per gallon.

Gym Bond is a low-VOC water-based bonding agent, making it safer for the environment. It also has a very low odor, excellent leveling, and dries quickly with no ambering. A floor coated with Gym Bond may be recoated with a Reflections water-based floor coating in 2 hours or a Reflections oil-based floor coating in 4 hours.

Other specialty products in the Reflections Wood Floor Care Program include Screen Clean® Ready-To-Use Floor Prep Cleaner, Tenacity® Pre-Cleaner, Buckeye Green Light Daily Cleaner, and Floortonic® Burnishing Liquid. In combination with Gym Bond, these other specialty products maximize your floor coating adhesion and make it easy to use the equipment already available in your facility.

Contact a Reflections representative in your area to learn more about the program.

Arena 300

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Arena® 300 is a 100% urethane water-based wood floor coating with exceptional durability and shine for all types of wood. It has an extremely mild scent and no solvent odor. Since it is made from a single component, there is no mixing required. Other benefits of Arena 300 include easy application, quick dry time, and greater abrasion resistance. It provides excellent leveling and superior film hardness, while being environmentally safer and VOC compliant.

Arena 300 is part of the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program. A wood floor is one of the most expensive and prestigious floor types, and needs to be protected. Reflections products make it is easy to use the equipment that is already available in your facility, and the program is cost effective, easy to follow, and will extend the life of your floors. Many of the products are VOC compliant such as VOC compliant Arena water-based wood floor coatings and high performance and VOC compliant Coliseum® oil-based wood floor coatings. The program also offers hands-on training at no cost to you. Contact us today to learn about using this product and other wood floor care products from Buckeye International.

Host a Reflections Seminar

Reflections Products

Seeing is believing when it comes to picking the right products for maintaining a wood floor. With the Buckeye Reflections® Wood Floor Program you can host a wood floor seminar at your facility. First, contact your local Buckeye representative to set the date and time. At the seminar you’ll receive hands-on training with the products, procedures, and equipment needed to keep your wood floor looking its best. After the seminar, you’ll meet with your Buckeye representative to discuss results and feedback. You’ll complete the program by picking the products that meet your facility’s specific needs.

Failure to keep up with yearly maintenance can decrease the lifespan of a refinished floor or replacement floor by as much as 30%. The Reflections Wood Floor Program is complete with tools and training, including the the Reflections Maintenance wall chart, to keep your wood floors clean. This wall chart includes daily, weekly, and as-needed procedures. It can easily be posted in janitorial closets where wood floor maintenance equipment and supplies are kept. The Reflections Maintenance training video is also a valuable tool for all employees. The video covers topics ranging from vacuuming mats to burnishing floors.

The Reflections Wood Floor Program is built around meeting and exceeding tough environmental regulations. The Reflections wood floor coatings meet strict VOC regulations and are single component, 100% urethane products. This improves indoor air quality and is safer for employees to use, while eliminating mixing mistakes and reducing overall costs. Learn more about the benefits of the Reflections Wood Floor Program here.

Reflections Oil-Based Wood Floor Coatings

The Reflections® Wood Floor Program can extend the life of your facility’s hardwood floors while providing brilliant shine and excellent durability. It is easy to follow, cost effective, and will provide years of beauty, performance, safety, and durability. Reflections has several oil-based wood floor coatings including Coliseum® 275, Coliseum 350, Coliseum 450, Coliseum 100, Coliseum 200, and Larry’s Super 40 Gym Coating. Each of these oil-based wood floor coatings has many benefits that can add to your wood floor program.

Most Reflections oil-based wood floor coatings are MFMA approved. All Coliseum wood floor coatings and Larry’s Super 40 are available in 5-gallon pails. Many of the coatings have low VOCs, are light in color, and provide a quick cure time. The complete line of Reflections oil-based wood floor coatings and their benefits can be found here. No matter which Reflections product meets your facility’s needs, you can be assured that it will provide durability and shine for many years to come.

The Reflections Wood Floor Care Program is much more than just wood floor products. Your facility will also have access to seminars. These seminars are hands-on educational events featuring the products, procedures and equipment needed for a complete wood floor care program. They also introduce both water-based urethane technology and oil-based floor coatings that meet VOC requirements. Examples of these seminar highlights include hands-on recoating experience, how to best maintain your floor with lasting results, how to save time, money, avoid lengthy downtime, and more. Your facility will also have access to training videos. These videos provide training on proper maintenance procedures, Gym Bond procedures, and the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program. The program is simple to add and customize for your facility. These tools allow you to create the best wood floor program for your facility by providing quality products but also providing the knowledge on how to use them. Do you want to try the Reflections Wood Floor Care Program? You can contact your Buckeye representative to set up a wood floor seminar at your facility.

Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining and protecting a wood floor can be a challenging task. It is important to use products that are safe, durable, and cost effective. One common issue with wood floor products is that they come with harsh odors that can be unpleasant and even dangerous to work with. You can breathe easy and achieve the best traction with the Buckeye Reflections® Wood Floor Program.

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Reflections Wood Floor Coatings have little to no odor and low VOCs. Arena® Water-Based Wood Floor Coatings have the lowest VOCs in the country. They are formulated without hazardous cross-linkers and have virtually no harsh odors. Coliseum Oil-Based Wood Floor Coatings are also VOC compliant. Products like these allow you to recoat wood floors while school is still in session. There will also be no dust in the air with Buckeye Reflections wet prep procedures.

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If you want the best indoor air quality when recoating your wood floors, the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program is the go-to program. Your wood floor will dry extremely fast and will be ready for play in no time. Check out the full line of products available here and learn about what the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Program has to offer. It is easy to follow, cost effective, and will provide years of beauty, performance, safety, and durability.

Are you spending too much on your wood floors?

A wood floor is one of the most expensive and prestigious floor types, and is an investment that should be protected. A wood floor maintained following the Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Care Program will deliver years of beauty, performance, safety, and durability. It is also easy to follow and cost effective.

This program includes hands-on training at no cost to your facility and will extend the life of your wood floors. Buckeye Reflections products are stocked through Buckeye’s exclusive network of distributors. Reflections products do not have harsh odors, and many feature quick dry times.

Buckeye is committed to developing products that are safer for workers and the environment without sacrificing product performance. The Buckeye Reflections Wood Floor Care Program provides the most environmentally safe, VOC compliant Arena® water-based wood floor coatings and high performance, VOC compliant Coliseum® oil-based wood floor coatings on the market. You can clean, abrade and recoat your wood floors utilizing existing equipment in your facility.

Contact your local representative today to customize the Reflections program for your specific needs.