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When is it safe to live in our home? We had a company refinish ours wood floors. They used two coats of polyurethane.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 14, 2012 01:01 AM
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We made a mistake and didn't research ahead time, we should have done water based. We have twin boys 5 yrs old, dog and cat, might have more kids. I am venting the place out, but now feel really stuck, we just bought the home ( we are living in another home now). I think I can get the smell out in 5 days, but I wasn't sure about the off basing voc's that might linger or how to get rid of them sooner. All the flooring is on the first floor, upstairs where we will be sleeping is carpet we just had environmentally cleaning done on. Thanks for the help. I love this website and will use it first next time. 




 

 

We made a mistake and didn't research ahead time, we should have done water based. We have twin boys 5 yrs old, dog and cat, might have more kids. I am venting the place out, but now feel really stuck, we just bought the home ( we are living in another home now). I think I can get the smell out in 5 days, but I wasn't sure about the off basing voc's that might linger or how to get rid of them sooner. All the flooring is on the first floor, upstairs where we will be sleeping is carpet we just had environmentally cleaning done on. Thanks for the help. I love this website and will use it first next time. 

This is a common question and fortunately, there is an answer, although it is not so common.

Water-based polyurethane isn't automatically safe

Many refinishing contractors continue to swear by oil-based polyurethanes, however,...



 

 

 
 
 

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