Polyurethane over prefinished engineered?


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Old 03-04-07, 07:53 AM
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Polyurethane over prefinished engineered?

Just installed a 5 in engineered oak. Has a matte finish on it and my wife doesn't like it. She wants a higher gloss finish. Will it be safe to put down a polyurethane coat over the prefinished floor? Any special prep that needs to be done, other than the manufacturer recommendations? Thanks!
 
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Old 03-04-07, 02:29 PM
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First off you should know that changing the finish will likely void the warranty. It might be a good idea to contact the manufactures and ask for their recomendation. Usually a light sanding and/or proper use of a deglosser will ready the surface for a fresh coat of poly.

I have several rooms with parquet floors that I applied poly to but they were factory seconds with no warranty. I wiped with deglosser and applied poly probably 7-8 yrs ago and have had no problems.
 
 

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