Ask the Flooring Expert – Peter Pocrnic


Ask the Flooring Expert – Peter Pocrnic

Trend to Water-based Finishes

The trend for refinishing hardwood is more water-based finishes than oil-based finishes.  The water-based has minimal smell and faster drying times than oil-based polyurethane.  Oil-based has more solvents where it emits a strong odour and usually takes 48 hours to clear up.

The most popular water-based finish is the Swedish waterborne finish like Bona Traffic.

The Traffic outperforms any finish in the industry such as solvent-based, oil-modified or other waterborne finishes.

The Bona Traffic is quite scratch and chemical resistance at full cure.  Being, waterborne, it  has a very low oder.  The Traffic is a green product and has low VOCs.

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