When Hallmark Hardwoods was building
its factory, it was imperative that we find the very best
finishes and finish equipment. The intent was to produce world-class
finishes that will be a delight to look at, live on, and own.
Our finish lines are a technological wonder. We have
two lines - one for smooth finish and one for hand scraped.
Hallmark Hardwoods has partnered with Treffert GBH.
This high-tech German finish is widely recognized as
the finest floor finish in the world.
Smooth Finish Line: This line is 400 feet long, and
it contains 12 coating stations and 12 sanders. We apply
12 coats of UV-cured polyurethane to our smooth-finished
products (Hacienda, Exotics), and 12 coats of low-matte
to our Buena Vista. The first two sealer coats which
are applied contain the aluminum oxide additive. Coats
three through ten receive coats of UV polyurethane.
Coats eleven and twelve are a proprietary wear-resistant
surface that will maintain the look and luster of the
floor for many years to come. Many manufacturers do
this in three or four coats... not at Hallmark Hardwoods.
The extra investment in machinery ensures the finish
can be applied in very thin applications, virtually
eliminating undesirable finish problems such as cloudy
finish and orange peel.
Hand-Scraped Finish Line: This line is 300 feet long;
it contains nine coating stations and nine sanding machines.
We apply nine coats of a slightly thicker application
to our hand distressed products (Heirloom Chaparral
and Sliverado). This is done to give the finish weight
and produce a good flow into the hand scraped-faces.
Even though we use fewer coats on the hand-scrapped
products, the amount of finish on the surface is the
same as on smooth finished products.
All Hallmark Hardwood finishes are CARB II compliant
and do not off-gas toxic fumes. Our finishes have ultra-low
levels of VOC (volatile organic compounds).