Q: What is the very best finish for hardwood floors that you can get? One that resists traffic flow wear, scratches, pet markings, etc.?
A: There are a lot of excellent finishes on the market. I was recently sent 4 gallons of one product to sample recently and was so impressed with it, I had 120 gallons shipped from Arkansas! The company is Poloplaz. The product is Primero. It is oil modified. High solids. Very tough when cured. Excellent drying, even under poor conditions. Applies like velvet. Absolutely the best finish in every way that I have ever worked with. And I have been applying coatings for more than 34 years.
Related Q: What is the best finish to use on hardwood (no stain) floors? Oil based polyurethane or shellac?
A: Oil or solvent based polyurethane is better. Much more durable and safer to apply. Shellac has a low flash point which presents a significant explosion risk when using over a large area.
Perimeter of hardwood floors peeling
Q: I refinished my hardwood floors a couple of months ago. In a few areas, mostly close to the walls, there is some peeling and flaking which suggests to me that I failed to sufficiently sand those areas. Even though the areas are small, a noticeable ridge is left where…
Hardwood floor finish is peeling off
We have wood floors that were installed 5 or 6 years ago. I had them recently recoated and the coating is peeling off. The flooring company advised that cleaning products such as Murphy's Oil Soap (which I used on my floors) will penetrate the finished wood in scratches and deep…
Protecting hardwood floors from furniture legs, etc.?
Q: What is the best product to put under our furniture legs, tables, cabinets, end tables, sofas, etc.? How do I protect hardwood floors from furniture legs? A: Felt pads are the best to use, changed twice a year or as needed. Who makes the best ones I don't have…
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?
Breathable mats for hardwood floors
Q: We recently installed Azek boards for our outside porch floor. They told me at Azek that if I want to put an outside mat down where we exit the house, it needs to be a breathable mat and not a rubber mat. Do you have a suggestion for me?…
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?
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Can I burnish a finish into an engineered wood floor? If so, what type should I use?