Combien de couches de vernis sont nécessaires pour un plancher?
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How many layers of varnish are needed for a floor?

The Art of Varnishing by Plancher Deluxe

Plancher Deluxe, a leader in flooring services in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, as well as the South Shore and North Shore, brings its expertise to answer this essential question. The number of varnish coats needed for a floor depends on several factors and is a crucial aspect to ensure the durability and aesthetics of your flooring.

Analyzing the Type of Floor

  • New or Old Wood: New wood may require fewer coats than old or damaged wood.
  • Type of Wood: Different wood types absorb varnish differently.

Floor Preparation

  • Cleaning and floor sanding: A clean and well-prepared surface is essential.
  • Application of a Base Coat: This can influence the number of varnish coats needed.

Choice of Varnish

  • Water-based or Oil-based Varnish: Each type has its own characteristics and requirements in terms of layers.
  • Desired Finish: A glossy or matte finish may require a different number of coats.

Application Technique

  • Uniformity of Layers: Thin, even coats are preferable to a few thick ones.
  • Drying Between Coats: Complete drying time is crucial for the final quality.

Recommended Number of Coats

  • Generally: 2 to 4 coats are often recommended for optimal results.
  • Additional Coats for Protection: In high-traffic areas, additional coats may be necessary.

Tips from Plancher Deluxe

  • Testing on a Small Area: This allows evaluating the absorption and rendering before full application.
  • Patience and Precision: Do not rush the process to ensure a high-quality finish.

Innovations and Solutions

At Plancher Deluxe, we use cutting-edge products and innovative techniques to adapt to each project, ensuring superior quality varnishing, regardless of the number of coats applied.


The number of varnish coats needed varies based on several criteria, but with Plancher Deluxe's expertise, each floor receives the precise treatment it deserves. Our commitment is to provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish for every client.

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