Bona Mega Wood Floor Finish - Your Thoughts


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Old 03-03-15, 10:24 AM
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Question Bona Mega Wood Floor Finish - Your Thoughts

We are converting our stairs from carpet to wood treads. We have white ash flooring and the treads are too pricy for us to do in ash, so we've ordered white oak. We want to keep it as light as possible, so we plan to use a water base poly on them.

I know they will get dinged, scuffed, and scratched; I recognize the value of a carpet runner. Please tell me your thoughts on Bona Mega Wood Floor Finish in terms of clarity, non-yellowing, and non-darkening.

Also considering Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane. How do you think it would compare to the Bona product?

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Old 03-03-15, 10:36 AM
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Clarity shouldn't be an issue with any clear floor finish. I've never used that product but since it's waterborne - it should wear decent and not yellow. Wood will darken over time although sealing it with most any type of poly/varnish will slow down the process [unsealed wood will darken quicker]

hopefully some of the others will have better info for you
 
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Mark, that's what I was thinking... But then it seems so simple, I feel like I missed something!
 
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The reason I don't use water based finishes is I like the amber added with oil based polyurethane.

Whether this will be exactly what you want I can't guarantee but it appears to me you've given yourself the best chance.
 
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Old 03-03-15, 02:41 PM
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I have had success using Miniwax Polyurethane for Floors. Easy to work with, dries hard, is oil based and readily available. I think it gives the wood a beautiful depth of color and really makes the grain pop. Minwax Super Fast Drying Polyurethane for Floors | Minwax
 
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just to be clear, any oil base poly will deepen the colors naturally in the wood and amber as it ages.
Like Z and stickshift I prefer that look but if you want to keep the wood as light as possible, you need to use a waterbased poly.
 
 

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