Vermont Natural Coatings, the Hardwick, Vt., company using patented whey technology to create safe, durable wood finishes, has introduced an alternative finish for gymnasium and racquet court floors that contains no harmful chemicals, is odor neutral and enables floors to be refinished in as little as a day. Vermont Natural Coatings MVP Sport Floor Finish has been certified by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association as meeting its rigorous standards for gym floor finishes.
The high performance, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) finish was introduced at the National Wood Flooring Association trade show at Orlando's Gaylord Convention Center.
Vermont Natural Coatings wood finish utilizes whey protein, a by-product of cheese making in a proprietary PolyWhey formula that displaces toxic components traditionally found in wood finishes, such as benzene and formaldehyde. The company's products have been named a Top 10 Green Product and are available in 300 stores across the United States and Canada.