Flooring & Floor Covering
Feb 04, 2020 2:30 pm
I've been continuing with my research and wanted to see your opinion on the two products in question.
With Solvent-based Polys (Looking at Polycure products) it is easy to apply, hard surface etc... On the minus side - all floor will scratch and in 5-8 years the floor will need re-sanding and re-coating, will yellow the timber, risks of edge-bonding etc...
With Hardwax (Osmo Polyx or Treatex) - even easier to apply, relatively hard surface, penetrates and cures timber, does not bond edges, enriches the colour, non yellowing, only two coats required, dust and footmarks are not visible, no need to re-sand to fix scratches - apply on top and polish.. On the minus - minor maintenance will need to be done annually.
Both timbers I'm deploying (Grey Ironbark and Tallowwood) are quite hard and capable of withstanding wear'n'tear load themselves so having a thick coat of hard particles protecting the floor is not that critical like with softer timbers.... (I think)..
So, Oil-based look much more superior and sound like a way to go.. But... are they tooooo goooood to be true? Any feedback, please?
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