Q: What is better – oiling or lacquering our existing oak floor which needs life put back into it?
We want our floor to weather occasional water/food/wine spillage’s. New Quaker-style kitchen is going into the basement of our 1840’s London town house. We have an open plan kitchen/dining area.
A: If you are asking my opinion between a penetrating oil and lacquer, I would go with penetrating oil.
Water vs Oil
I read a couple of threads that suggested water based polyurethane for floors may not be the best idea. Should we reconsider an oil based polyurethane before we start?
Water or oil based finish
I am getting a lot of different opinions on which is a better method to refinish my wood floor, water or oil based finish?
I have just selected "*********" hardwood flooring for my new condo. The hardwood flooring company has suggested it be finished with an oil, rather than urethane. What are the pros and cons of each? Which would you recommend?
Choosing oil or water-based urethane
I've contacted a few hardwood refinishers in the Winnipeg area to do the birch floors on the second floor of my house. I'm uncertain whether to go with an oil or water-based urethane. Some contractors say they only do water-based, others say that they have not been happy with the…
Oil or water to match
We just had the floors redone using an oil based polyurethane and I'm trying to get the stairs to match. The problem is the stairs were originally done with a water based polyurethane. Do I need to completely sand down the floors or can I apply the oil based polyurethane…
What is better: water based or oil based finish?
Q: We just bought a house and are having the floors professionally done. What is better: water based or oil based polyurethane finish? A: I still believe an omu will out perform a water borne finish, but it depends on the situation. There are circumstances where a water borne is…