Basic Coatings Finishes

Always Been Green

Keith Clay Floors has been using Basic Coatings products for almost 25 years. Since they have only been in business since 1985, we're sure if they had been open before that, we would have found their products sooner. Only Basic Coatings has provided wood floor coatings and maintenance products that have the reliability and durability your floors need. Keith Clay has found the quality we demand within the Basic Coatings wood floor coatings product line.

Keith Clay Floors understands that Basic Coatings has been a floor industry leader in developing waterbased finishes, adding new equipment alternatives, and the all the great floor care products. the innovative TyKote Dustfree Refinishing System make sure all residential, commercial and sports projects are the best they can be.

Keith Clay Floors accepted the The Basic Coatings challenge: To try our finishes, sealers and equipment and track your square foot costs, labor and time spent on the job and compare them to our competition and you'll find out why Basic Coatings products are unequaled for performance and value.

We offer that same unequaled performance and value right back to you our clients. Call us today, have Keith Clay Floors evaluate the floor in question. We can select the appropriate products for the absolute best job.

Basic Coatings was Waterbased before Waterbased was Green

Basic Coatings Finishes were initially developed to address safety issues in the bowling industry and replaced highly flammable and dangerous products previously used on the alleys. Basic Coatings waterbased products had less solvents, were safer and were low VOC before ozone depletion, indoor air quality or solvent exposure were concerns to the enviornment. They have always been 'Green'.

Basic Coatings has always been committed to improving your environment one floor at a time. Since the very beginning, they started offering safer and greener alternatives for wood floor professionals and homeowners. Wood floors add natural beauty to your home; Basic Coatings products allow you to prepare, finish and maintain this natural beauty with Low VOC, NMP-free and low impact green products.

Going green? Go Basic

Basic Coatings is committed to improving our environment has made us one of the leading providers of Low VOC, NMP-free and low impact green products for hardwood floors. This wonderful green technology given in Basic Coatings water-based wood floor finishes, allows you to create beautiful wood floors with supreme durability and maintain the U. S. Leed sustainable green buildings standards.

What is LEED And Can It Be A Factor In Selection?

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. Developed by USGBC, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

The LEED section which applies to wood floor coatings is (EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings) and the intent is to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.

Under NC 2.2 if the building uses a wood floor finish of 350 g/Liter VOC or less they will be eligible to receive 1 point under EQ Credit 4.2. The building must also be in compliance of the other EQ Credit 4.2 requirements as well.

If you have technical questions about Leed Certified Professional products, it is best to consult a LEED certified professional at

What are Volatie Organic Compounds and Are They A Concern For You?

VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. These gases can have adverse health effects. They also combine with other elements in the presence of sunlight to form smog, a major air pollutant. Thus the government has begun restricting the amount of VOC's that can be included in certain products. Our products are typically classified as architectural coatings (clear wood coatings or varnishes).

Dust Free Refinishing is Also Green

Dust is the most toxic product emitted during the wood refinishing/resanding process. The TyKote® system does not produce less dust - it produces NO DUST.

The TyKote Dust Free Refinishing System is a truly unique system which produces no dust, because it uses no heavy sanders, vacuums, sander paper or screens. The TyKote System uses only specialized cleaners and a cleaning machine to prepare most previously coated wood floors. This includes pre-finished floors to site installed or hand scraped/aged flooring. Basic has reinvented the wood floor recoating process. This innovative system makes it easier to give your customers beautiful floors in less time and with less dust and mess. The fast and easy-to-use 3-step process means wood floors can be recoated in one night, and you can be back in business the next day.

Clean process: Produces no dust to contaminate the home or work environment

Low VOC: Uses waterbased finishes and cleaners for the greenest, cleanest refinishing method
Easy process: Refinish a wood floor in one day
Exclusive system: Available only from Basic Coatings

Keith Clay has been in business for almost 28 years serving Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and all Dallas Metroplex suburbs. We know wood floors and can answer any questions you may have. If you want the best job from a company of professionals, call us today. 972-463-6604. World Class Craftsmanship. Reasonable Prices.

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