hardwood_flooring_gallery_39This is where most homeowners get confused because if you ask 10 floor finishers what to use you will get 10 different answers. After being in this business for 30 years, we’ve tried nearly every product you could possibly imagine. There are many finishes on the market today, but let us focus on the 2 kinds that we recommend.

Oil Modified Polyurethane

  • High-Gloss/Semi-Gloss/Satin finishes available
  • 8-12 hours drying time dependent upon the weather and job site conditions
  • Not the most environmentally safe product-omits solvent fumes
  • Combustible (while drying)
  • Normal application consists of 3 coats, screening with a fiber disc in
    between coats
  • Ambers with age
  • Floors can not be walked on while they are drying

Water-Based Polyurethane

  • High-Gloss/Semi-Gloss/Satin finishes available
  • Dries in 2-3 hours
  • Environmentally safe
  • Non-Combustible
  • Dries perfectly clear-will not change color in time
  • UV protection
  • Normal application is 3 coats-it is thinner than oil
  • Floors can not be walked on while they are drying