I am having a house built and the builder puts the last of 3 coats of
oil based poly on the hardwood floors on the night before we close.
What is the recommended, optimal, practical time needed before we put
area carpets and furniture on it?
The first 2 coats have been down for about 2 weeks prior to the last
Appreciate your input.
Having seen crisscross patterns from rugs/carpets burned into new hardwood
floors, I have always waited at least a week, particularly with those items
with non skid backing. Give it plenty of time to outgas and cure, there is
simply too much money and hassle involved to be impatient, despite what the
can might say.
Yes. And the conditions at the house site may differ markedly from those in the
lab where the original finish was tested. It is disheartening when you pick up
an area rug after a few weeks and see a waffle pattern in the floor's poly.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Disraeli as
quoted by Mark Twain
Why not? In a new house there are all sorts of people going in and out. Two
coats of poly protected the floor from the tradesmen. After final cleanup,
the final coat is put of for the new homeowner. Sounds like a smart way of
BAD, you made a statement, I just want you to back it up!
Again, why do you believe it is a problem to wait a week between coats?
Simple question, do you have an answer? or are you just trolling!
I don't see a problem as long as the proper prep is done between coats.
Responses like this one are why so many plonk you here!
jeez, Greg, I was merely trying to avoid a useless argument.
I was serious when I said do it your way. I wouldn't wait
that long between coats; that doesn't come CLOSE to
following the proper methods. Don't you get it?? I don't
really CARE how YOU do it, but I wouldn't pass along bad
info to others such as you do. and do you REALLY think I
care if you plonk me? Don't flatter yourself.
Greg O wrote:
I donno Dave, I sold poly floor finish years back. The Manufactureres that
we sold for did not have a problem with a week or more between coats, as
long as certain procedures were followed.
I just wanted your take on it, possibly to educate and inform others. I
guess I was asking to much!
I guess it is that time of the month again!
Once again your ass and inexperience is showing. Do you actually do any
type of woodworking, let alone work, or do you just troll in this forum all
Grow up and do most of us who use this forum to learn and echange ideas,
PS welcome to my kill file.
Thanks guys, I'll probably be able to wait the better part of a week.
We close next Thursday, so the final coat will be Wednesday eve. The
big truck won't be there until Tuesday eve. I should be able to keep
things off of it until that Thursday.
Appreciate the input.
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