Q from the Wood Flooring Guy to a reader: How did you like the Poloplaz?
A: The main reason that I chose it was because of the fact that it could be rolled on. As a ‘Do it Yourself-er’ the thought of using lambswool and getting the product applied evenly scared me. I used 1/4′ x 18′ mohair blend rollers and the product flowed out very nicely. I have been following your forums for quite some time now and came across the Poloplaz brand through you. Thank you very much for all of your help.
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?
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…
Adding oil over water based finish?
I recently had my oak floors refinished with water based poly. I would rather have had Oil but because of time constraints at that time I opted for the water. I want to put a couple of coats of oil on top. Can I just rough up the floor and…
Water-based or oil based polyurethane
We have a 70-year old house with beautiful pine floors desperately in need of refinishing. So far we've had 3 professionals in to give us estimates. We have 2 large dogs so of course, durability is our primary concern and we're aware that we need to trim and file their…
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…