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Aluminum Oxide

Flooring product

Definition of Aluminum Oxide

Aluminum oxide is a naturally occurring mineral that is ground and used to create hard, durable, scratch-resistant flooring finishes. 

Aluminum oxide is added to urethane finishes and applied to hardwood, engineered hardwood, bamboo, or laminate floors in thin layers. The result is a shiny, glossy finish that's resistant to scratches, scuffs, dents, and corrosion.

Floors coated with aluminum oxide last longer because they are resistant to everyday wear and tear. This makes aluminum oxide finishes a great option for heavy traffic areas, such as office lobbies.

Aluminum oxide also makes a great finish for bathrooms, kitchens, and other moisture prone areas because it's resistant to moisture and water damage.

It can also be used to increase the corrosion-resistance of metal surfaces.

Example of Aluminum Oxide in a Sentence

“Hardwood floors coated with aluminum oxide preserve their shine and glossiness thanks to the mineral's UV-resistant nature.”

Related Terms:

  • Shine 
  • Gloss 
  • Urethane finish