Is this water based polyurethane good for 50 year old oak floors?


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Old 10-30-05, 07:57 PM
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Is this water based polyurethane good for 50 year old oak floors?

I sanded down an oak floor that is 50 years old.

I'm considering putting "Pro Finisher by Parks" "Water-Base Polyurethane for Floors" "Crystal Clear Satin". It's sold at Home Depot.

Does anyone know if that is any good for 50 year old oak floors? I want to keep the floors as light as possible with preferably no ambering. But, I don't want something so undurable (is that a word?) that it won't hold up at all.

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Old 10-30-05, 08:14 PM
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Age of the floor has no bearing on durability of the finish, unless possibly if it had been waxed heavily.
I can't talk about that finish except if its not a 2-part catalyzed, its not going to hold up as well as some.
One thing you need to consider is that many water base sealers will look washed-out after a few years. Not very attractive(and I did it for years) This is why an oil or shellac sealer is often used under water base.
 
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Old 12-03-05, 12:03 PM
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wood flooring--advantage to leaving natural?

We are planning on installing wood flooring in our new house. I like the look of old wood floors--no high gloss or waxey finish. If we use natural wood and simply rub linseed oil into it, will that be sufficient to protect from minor liquid spills?
 
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Old 12-03-05, 03:16 PM
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You will want to use Waterlox for that aplication. There is no better.
 
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Old 12-04-05, 08:00 PM
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use natural wood and simply rub linseed oil into it, will that be sufficient to protect from minor liquid spills?
NO!!! do not use linseed. It sweats and will ruin the wood for flooring use. Usa a tung based product like Waterlox.
 
 

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