I'm planning to refinish the hardwood floors throughout my 1930's home
(about 100 sq ft total), and have questions regarding how best to Urethane
I went into Home Depot and got some information from the rack and from the
salesman. He tells me that the various Urethanes run from $20/gal to $50/gal
depending mostly on the time it takes to dry and be ready for furnature, so
we can spend $20 and not be able to move in for a month, or $50, and be able
to move in a week.
And then he suggested buying a 5 gallon can of industrial urethane, the kind
used for gym floors. You can get it in satin, semi-gloss, or gloss, he said,
and it'll be completely dry the next day. A 5 gallon bucket costs less than
$50, so it is certainly economical.
I figure that if the "industrial" stuff was really a cure-all, no one in
their right mind would buy anything else. Am I right? Or is it really just a
well-kept secret that everyone should be throwing a quick coat of gym floor
on the living room?
And assuming I go for one of the other products, do people have advice? I am
interested in something quick-drying and easy to apply, and not having to
sand between coats is a bonus (if I do need to sand between coats, can I
just use a drywall sander and an extender pole with some 220 on it instead
of renting the sander for another day?)
Thanks for all your help,