“Super-Duper High Gloss” (Or, Maybe They’re Just Wet?)

When it comes to hardwood floor finishes, there’s “matte,” “semi-gloss,” and “gloss.”*

And then there’s VERY high gloss ” in the case of the floors shown above.

Rule of thumb:  you’re supposed to see your reflection looking in the mirror.

But, when you can see your reflection looking at the floors, the refinishing contractor dialed up the gloss too high (more likely scenario:  the owner did it themselves).

*Sound familiar?  Those are the same finishes for paint, except that “flat” substitutes for “matte.”

See also, “The Too-Shiny(?) Kitchen“; and “I Wonder What’s Underneath the Hardwood Floors??”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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