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United Kingdom/Ireland
New Modern

New Modern

For passionate homeowners only - three beautiful floor looks form the basis of our New Modern style. Read more about each look and click the how-to-guide for easy directions.

Read more in the Bona Floor Styling brochure
Modern Liquorice

Modern Liquorice

A brushed and painted floor means the natural grain is highlighted beautifully. Finish: silk matt shine.

Topcoating:
Traffic HD SM
Complexity:
Easy
Brushing:
Required
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120.
Apply a thin coat of paint (approx. 12-15 m²/lit) using a Bona Microfiber Roller 5 mm and let dry. 2-3 h
Apply a coat of Bona Traffic HD SM (approx. 8-10 m²/lit) using a Bona Microfiber Roller 11 mm and let dry. 2-3 h
Make a light intermediate abrasion to reduce any grain raise using Bona Diamond Abrasives grit 120. Vacuum or dust wipe.
Apply an additional coat of Bona Traffic HD SM. 6-12 h

Special considerations

Brushing is required so as to preserve some of the wood feeling.

Other information

For lower wear resistance requirements, another non-yellowing lacquer such as Bona Novia or Bona Traffic can be used.

Modern Pale

Modern Pale

The look and feel of bare, sanded wood enhanced with a little white pigmentation. Finish: extra matt.

Topcoating:
Traffic HD XM
Complexity:
Moderate
Brushing:
Optional
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120.
Apply Bona White using a roller or other suitable applicator following the direction of the wood (approx. 12 m²/lit). 1-2 h
Abrade to reduce grain raise using the Bona Diamond Abrasives grit 120.
Apply a second coat of Bona White in the same manner. 2-3 h
Protect surface with Bona Traffic HD XM. 6-12 h
An additional coat of lacquer may be needed in high traffic areas.

Special considerations

Herring bone floors can be challenging to treat with tinted lacquer. Floors that are laid in falling lengths are best suited for this application.

Other information

For lower wear resistance requirements, another non-yellowing lacquer such as Bona Novia or Bona Traffic can be used. In high traffic areas, consider ending with two layers of Bona Traffic HD. Best White effect is obtained by ending with an extramatt lacquer. Traffic Natural can also be used as an alternative.

Modern Soul

Modern Soul

A warm, intense look for your floor, sealed with a protective layer. Finish: matt.

Topcoating:
Traffic Matt
Complexity:
Easy
Brushing:
Optional
Directions Drying time
Prepare the floor and end the sanding with grit 120.
Apply Bona Intense using a roller or other suitable applicator (approx. 8-10 m²/lit). 1-2 h
Apply Bona Traffic Matt using a Bona Microfiber Roller 11 mm and let dry (approx. 8-10 m²/lit). 2-3 h
Make a light intermediate abrasion to reduce any grain raise using Bona Diamond Abrasives grit 120. Vacuum or dust wipe.
Apply a second coat of Bona Traffic Matt. 12-24 h
An additional coat of lacquer may be needed in high traffic areas.

Other information

For lower wear resistance requirements, another lacquer such as Bona Novia or Bona Mega can be used.

”Upcycling is the next big thing in the floor world. Bona Inspiration suits this trend perfectly.”

”Upcycling is the next big thing in the floor world. Bona Inspiration suits this trend perfectly.”

Cay Bond, trend expert and co-creator of the Bona Inspiration concept, is an authority on sustainable design.