Wax vs Poly


Old 06-17-02, 03:15 PM
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Wax vs Poly

What are the pro's and cons of waxing vs poly. I have sanded the floors and sealed them and they look realy nice. I am debating either waxing or poly coat. I like the look of just the sealer, so if i did poly it would be in a satin finish. I have two children (11 & 2 yrs old). I like the idea of easy repair with wax, but I like the durability of poly. These rooms are primary traffic rooms (entrance living room and central dining room) Are there any other factors that would effect my decision? I am putting a second layer of sealer on today and would like to finish the job this week. Additionally are there any brands or types of wax that are recommended or I should stay away from?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Great forum!

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Finishing wood floors

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Old 06-20-02, 11:19 AM
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I'd avoid the wax if I were you. My dad used wax in our old house...it seemed like he was always on his hands and knees reapplying. A satin finish polyurethane should look similiar and last for years. It's also easy to touch up in the event of damage or scratches.
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