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We're in the process of thinking about doing our floors. I know polyurethane is a bit toxic so wanted to avoid it. We do get ppl who sell non-toxic alternatives but they take like 2 days to harden & cost a fortune. I've heard of something else you can put on wooden floors to seal & protect them which also looks good. I just can't remember what it is. I think maybe linseed oil ? Anyone know or has done their floors like this ? What were they like to clean ?
 

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I don't know if this is the same stuff you've already seen, but I've been doing some research on this myself, trying to find something better than polyurethane for the wood floors under our carpet. This is the stuff I'm thinking about for our floors:<br><a href="http://www.environmentalhomecenter.com/shop.mv?CatCode=PRODUCT&ProdCode=OS_HARDWAX_OIL" target="_blank">http://www.environmentalhomecenter.c...OS_HARDWAX_OIL</a><br><br>
I don't know how it compares cost-wise to hiring someone to put on a polyurethane finish, since my BIL has a floor-finishing biz and does family floors for cost of materials (hurray for my BIL!). I'm trying to convince him to try this stuff out on our floors.<br><br>
From what I've read, this wouldn't take any longer than polyurethane to apply, and we'd be able to move back in to the house much more quickly, since we wouldn't have to worry about the toxic off-gassing from polyurethane.<br><br>
With past polyurethane floors, we always stay away from the house for at least 24 hours (I always stay away longer, but DH moves back in after 24) - Very stinky and very toxic stuff, so the 2-day turnaround you're hearing about for the non-toxic stuff is probably about what you'd end up with if you go for the "traditional" polyurethane.<br><br>
Hope that helps!
 
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