Dura seal quick coat penetrating finish is a semi-transparent stain formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood. This rich blend of oil and resin gives hardwood floors a soft look. Its unique formulation provides a surface that can be top coated in two hours. Available in many colors.
COLOR IMPACT: Water-based is lighter and more clear (not yellow) oil-based is darker and has more of an amber look and darkens and yellows over time.
SHEEN LEVEL: Water-based polyurethane has a lower sheen level ( semi-gloss, gloss, and satin) Oil based polyurethane has more depth and has higher sheen levels (matte, semi-gloss, gloss, and satin.)
DRY AND CURE TIME: Water-based polyurethane dries within 3-4 hours for each coat and cures in approximately 15 days. Oil based polyurethane has an eight-hour dry time between each coat and cures in generally 30 days.
VOCs: Water-based polyurethane has a very low VOC. Oil based polyurethane has a very strong high VOC level.
VOC (Oder)definition: Volatile organic compounds (VOC) means any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions.
DURABILITY: Water-based polyurethane and oil-based polyurethane are pretty equivalent in durability. Water-based polyurethane has a much higher price point compared to the price of oil based polyurethane.
Before furniture is placed onto the hardwood floor area place protector pads on bottom of all furniture legs. Rugs Are recommended to be placed at entrances to hardwood area. Rugs help trap grit and absorb moisture. Take precautions with nonstick pads placed under area rugs to prevent scratching of your new hardwood floors. Be aware that area rugs may cause color differences in the floor due to differences in light exposure. Routine basic maintenance includes sweeping, vacuuming and or dust mopping to remove dirt and grit. Use only vacuums that have a special hard surface setting. Pet nails should be trimmed regularly to prevent finish and wood damage. Be especially attentive to potential spill areas such as dishwashers, sinks, icemakers, stove tops and household plants.
Always use manufactures recommended cleaning products which won’t leave a residue on your hardwood floor. We use and recommend Pallmann Hardwood floor cleaner. Do not use products that will leave a residue Such as any wax finish, Ammonia, dust cleaner, soap based cleaners, or wet mops on your hardwood floors.