Polyurethane on new bamboo floors?

Old 09-09-15, 06:32 PM
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Polyurethane on new bamboo floors?

We've been seeing some good deals on bamboo floors, and we've been considering them for my daughter's bedroom. Some folks are saying that it scratches easily, and some people have said we could/should put polyurethane over the brand new floors to help protect them from scratches.

I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on whether or not this is a good idea - putting polyurethane on a brand new, finished bamboo floor.

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Old 09-10-15, 02:57 AM
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I don't know a lot about bamboo floors but generally the factory finish is tougher than any site applied finish. If you did apply poly to the floors you'd need to sand them a little first so the poly will bond with the existing finish - if you just apply it over the existing finish it will be prone to peel.
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I agree with Marksr. I have installed many bamboo prefinished floors and have it in my rental cabin. Tough as nails. I would never consider placing a finish over the aluminum oxide factory coating from the start.

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