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Protect your wood floors from scratches and stains, with hard wearing varnish for wooden floors from Rawlins Paints. We stock oil based, plant based, and polyurethane wood varnishes for protecting and sealing timber flooring of most species, including dark woods. Choose from the best manufacturers of interior wood floor varnishes including Rust-Oleum, Rubio Monocoat, Lacq, and Coo-Var, for quick and easy application that can often be completed in just one day.


You can also buy fire retardant (intumescent) varnish for wood elsewhere on our online store.

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Rubio Monocoat Invisible Protector

Rubio Invisible Protector, plant-based protection that preserves the natural look of wood, giving the original surface a durable protection with an invisible finish. Can be applied on almost all wood types Suitable for almost all indoor wooden surfaces including dark wood species Can be used on top of Rubio Monocoat Pre-Aging without...

Price £37.32 (ex. VAT)
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Rust-Oleum 4900 Polycoat 2K

Rust-Oleum 4900 Polycoat 2K is a clear, water-based, 2-component polyurethane topcoat for use on wood, concrete and pre-painted surfaces, also serves as an anti-graffiti coating. Very abrasion resistant, available in a matt or gloss finish, does not yellow, can be used internally and externally, resists boiling water, alcohol, coffee, red...

Price £29.32 (ex. VAT)
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Rubio Monocoat Varnish 2C

Rubio Monocoat Varnish 2C, a 2 component wood varnish based on a high quality polyurethane emulsion developed to give an excellent smooth satin finish to almost all indoor wooden surfaces. Compatible with Rubio Color Base - Suitable for overcoating oiled floors Can be used on top of the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C (after treatment with...

Price £46.31 (ex. VAT)
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Lacq Parquet Varnish

Lacq Parquet Varnish is a strong urethane acrylate-based varnish for hardwood and parquet floors with an extremely high wear resistance. Also suitable for wooden furniture and stairs Easy to apply Very high wear resistance, even with intensive use Can be used on any type of wood, solid or veneer Available in Invisible (Matt) and Satin...

Price £63.26 (ex. VAT)
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KoverTek TekDur 2K Acid Catalyst Internal Use Wood Lacquer

Kovertek TekDur 2k Acid Catalyst Internal Use Wood Lacquer is a general purpose internal use wood lacquer for floors, doors, and timber substrates. Commonly used for the treatment, protection and beautification of wood in the coffin industry, bar tops, table tops, wooden floors, doors and skirtings. Pack includes Base and Activator...

Price £36.02 (ex. VAT)
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Coo-Var P101 2 Pack Polyurethane Varnish

Coo-Var P101 2 Pack Polyurethane Varnish is a clear aliphatic polyurethane coating which provides a hard wearing protective coating for wooden floors, both inside or outside. Product Details For interior and exterior use Suitable surfaces: Wood Finish: Gloss Application: Roller, brush or airless spray Professional use only Coverage...

Price £196.29 (ex. VAT)
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Coo-Var Acrylic Varnish

Coo-Var Acrylic Varnish is a water based clear gloss varnish. An ideal alternative to solvent based products. For interior use only. Product Features Quick drying Safer alternative to solvent-based products Gloss & Eggshell finishes Available in sizes from 500ml up to 5L Coverage Calculator More Information Delivery Info

Price £11.16 (ex. VAT)
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Coo-Var Clear Glaze for Wooden Floors

Coo-Var Clear Glaze for Wooden Floors can be used on wooden and concrete floors to provide a quick drying and protective clear coat. A water based product for both domestic and commercial use. Product Features Quick drying Protective, clear coat Domestic/Commercial use Low odour Ideal for use where fast drying and no solvent smell is...

Price £15.18 (ex. VAT)
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Coo-Var Polyurethane Varnish

Coo-Var Polyurethane varnish is a single pack product of exceptional durability based on urethane alkyd. For interior use only. Suitable Surfaces: Wood Available in matt, gloss and eggshell finishes Application: Roller or brush Drying time: Touch Dry 2 hours or 12 hours hard dry Overcoat time: 12 hours or overnight Estimated Coverage:...

Price £15.12 (ex. VAT)
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KoverTek TekDur 1PK Pre-Cat Clear Interior Wood Lacquer

Kovertek TekDur 1PK Pre-Cat Clear Interior Wood Lacquer is a pre-catalysed wood lacquer available in a variety of finishes with sheen levels from 5% to 90% gloss. Pre-Cat lacquers are commonly used by kitchen manufacturers and furniture producers to provide a decorative yet hardwearing protective coating to the timber substrate. Recommended...

Price £36.02 (ex. VAT)
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RSL Resupen WB - Standard Readily Available Colours

Resupen WB is a an extremely durable polyurethane finish for concrete, plaster and wood that produces a resilient coating on Sherwin-Williams wall and flooring systems. It is available in clear, colour, matt and satin finish. For more colours, see RSL Resupen WB - Special Colours. Chemical resistant and UV stable Good abrasion and impact...

Price £125.10 (ex. VAT)
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Flag Aqualac Standard

Flag Aqualac Standard is a water based acrylic floor and furniture lacquer. It is quick drying, non-toxic, low odour, non-yellowing and easy to apply, giving a durable scuff resistant finish. For interior use on domestic flooring or light traffic areas High quality durable finish for furniture, floors, wood, slate and cork Available in...

Price £43.92 (ex. VAT)
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What varnish is best for wooden floors?

Polyurethane is one of the most popular finish for wood floors, available in oil-based and water-based formulations, that you can buy at Rawlins Paints. It is extremely tough which makes it ideal for floors that are walked on frequently, such as gymnasiums, dance floors, sports centres, wherever a hard-wearing finish is required, protecting wood surfaces from scratches.

We also stock alternatives including acrylic varnish and plant-based formulas.

Can you varnish wood floors without sanding?

There are chemicals on the market that prepare a floor without sanding, but for the best results our manufacturers recommend sanding the surface before application.

How do you varnish a wooden floor?

Once the surface has been suitably prepared in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, wood floor varnish should typically be applied in a thin layer, brushed or rollered in the direction of the grain. When using products that require multiple coats, leave enough time for the first coat to dry, and lightly sand if required before recoating.

All of our wood floor varnishes have Product Data Sheets available from the Data Sheets tab on the product page, which detail the application process for varnishing wood floors.

Is floor varnish waterproof?

Our wood floor varnishes are water resistant, meaning liquids can be spilt or walked in and then cleaned up quickly without causing much harm.

Should I wax or varnish floorboards?

Varnishing your wood floors provides them with a hard-wearing protection layer on top of the wood, preventing damage from bumps and scrapes. Varnishes will provide more protection than waxes, but you must sand off the old protective layer before re-varnishing a surface.

How often should you varnish a wood floor?

Most varnishes will last on a wood floor for many years before re-varnishing is required, but it really depends on the amount of foot traffic the surface has seen.