Which water based polyurethane should I go with?

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Old 05-25-19, 03:44 PM
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Which water based polyurethane should I go with?

Hi. I know that Bona is the best but I need to finish my floor as soon as possible. I also dont know how much finish would I use so the ability of returning leftover cans is a must. Do you have any experience with any of those?

- Varathane Clear Matte Water Based Interior Polyurethane (linked below) for $54 / gallon.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-Gal-Clear-Matte-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-2-Pack-286820/205926960

- Parks Pro Finisher Water-Based Poly for $40 / gallon

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Parks-Pro-Finisher-1-gal-Crystal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Polyurethane-for-Floors-258690/202521739

- Varathane Ultimate Water Based Poly for $49 /gallon

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-200231/100176203

- Sherwin Williams Waterbased Poly for $45/gallon

https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/wood-classics-waterborne-polyurethane-varnish
 
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Old 05-25-19, 04:01 PM
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You shouldn't really use regular poly for floors. You want to be sure that whatever you choose, your poly specifically says it is for floors because it will be more durable.
 
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I have very little experience with water based polys. Oil base poly dries to a harder finish which means it will wear better. If I were to use a water based poly on the floor I'd see what the local hardwood distributor has. There are some 2 part water base polys that dry to a hard finish.
 
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