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Old 08-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Rubio Monocoat


We're looking at having our floors refinished with Monocoat. We have two young boys who absolutely love to race things around the house (cars, shopping cart, etc). I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on Monocoat's durability? Is it similar to poly? Better, worse? Thanks!

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It is an penetrating oil finish so will not have the surface properties of a poly product designed to coat the surface. Oiled floors go way back and it looks like this product, if you go with the two part system could be worth a try. Otherwise, with kids, the cure time would concern me. It is probably not going to give you the surface protection from kids trying to gouge toys into it a strong urethane, etc. floor finish will.

Stuff is pricey and be mindful you have to watch what you use to maintain an oil floor. Properly applied, an oil finish should give you good resistance to spills and things just like a clear coated floor.

My only other concern is that you mention refinishing a floor? I would double check to make sure this is a product that will work with finish your floor refinishers might not be able to sand or otherwise get out of your existing wood grain? Since it works by penetrating wood fiber, it seem logical it could not do its thing if there is residue in the way?

I honestly do not know this specific product but have specified oil finishes for floors and even custom cabinets. They were new though. No problems with it so long as you understand maintenance is different. Many family members in Scandinavia have nice oiled floors.


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