I just put in new hardwood floors in my home in Miami Florida..
Brazilian Cherry that is going to be stained very dark brown ( Red
mahogany is the color).. My question is what is the most durable
topcoat finish for the floors.
1. I have two big dogs that will be running around the house.
2. The floors being dark will show scratches more than light floors.
3. I am in construction and would be open to applying the finish
myself or having a pro do it, if I feel I'm in over my head.
4. Cost of the product is not really an issue as long as I get what
I'm paying for.
I've read that moisture cured poly is very good but that is is hard to
apply and very toxic. I've also heard it has an amber tint. That is
my biggest issue with it, but I wonder if you will be able to see the
amber tint since the floors are so dark?
Oil based is pretty much out due to the yellowing.
Would love some suggests of the best brands of poly and experiences
Thanks A bunch.
I am a Pro-floor finisher for the last 21 years.
I would use Bona "Traffic" waterbase poly.
First stain your floor, Coat with Zinsser Sealcoat (universial sanding sealer),
scuff with a maroon "320" grit buffer pad, then apply two coats Trafic. This
poly is not for sale to the general public. And runs around $100 per gallon
for 400 to 500 sq.ft.
Make sure you tack the floor before your application of Traffic. It's so hard
you will have trouble scuffing out any imperfections in the finish.
Sounds like a good recommandation. Can you email me your email
address. I'd like to ask you a couple more questions.. About screening
between coats and the if I should still use the sanding sealer since
the floor is going to be stained.
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