Q: We want a non-yellowing non-glossy finish for our hardwood floors that will keep the wood’s natural color as best as possible. What is the difference between our two choices “Swedish finish” and water-soluble?
A: Swedish finish is also called acid cure. Truly nasty stuff.
A high end water borne is your best bet, though it has it’s own recommended application technique. I would suggest several. Bona Kemi Traffic or mega. Basic Coatings Street Shoe, or Dura Seal X-Terra or 2000. The one advantage to Dura Seal 2000 is that it can be crosslinked twice, while most such finishes have only a number of hours after cross linking before they are no longer fit to use.