Our contract calls for oil-based finish on our newly installed (but
unfinished) 600 sq. ft. of maple hardwood flooring (light-colored
maple, not dark). What coating? I'm told water-based is more
expensive, is more durable, protects against UV rays better, and
leaves a more natural-colored finish on maple. Oil-based puts a
yellowish finish on the wood, I'm told. Also, I'm told water-based is
more difficult to apply.
Anyone have experience with this? Is water-based that much better (or
oil-based on maple much worse)? Is it worth it to ask for water-based
on maple, and to fork up the difference? Thanks for any help.