PLEASE NOTE: The below is meant as a guide only, and is not intended to be a complete listing. Your own research may be warranted.

Hardwood Floor Finishing Choices

Penetrating Hardening OilWax or Oil FinishWater-Based UrethaneOil Modified UrethanesMoisture-Cured UrethanePolymerized Tung Oil
Durability:ExcellentGoodVery GoodVery GoodExcellentGood
Odor:MildMild to StrongMildModerateVery StrongStrong
Color:Slight Amber,
Some Have Tints
Slight AmberClear to AmberAmberClear to AmberClear to Amber
Dry Time:24 HoursVariesFastSlowSlow to FastModerate
Combustible:NO - CARE must be maintained when disposing of any application materials.YES - CARE must be maintained when disposing of ANY application materials.NO - CARE must be maintained when disposing of any application materials.YES - CARE must be maintained when disposing of ANY application materials. Solvent evaporates as it cures.YESYES
Finish Look:Wax LusterWax LusterSatin to GlossSatin to GlossSatin to GlossWax Luster
Water Spots:RemovableWater SpotsWater SpotsWater SpotsWater SpotsWater Spots
Maintenance:LowModerateLowLowLow
Notes:May or may not be penetratingMay dry thicker, scuffsProfessional Application Required
Brand Names:Bio-Shield (VOC)
Watco
WOCA
Benjamin Moore
Bio-Shield (VOC)
Cabot
Linseed Oil
Monocoat
Penofin
Tung Oil
Benjamin Moore
Bona Kemi
Buckeye Areva
Cabot
Dura Seal
Helmsman
Minwax
Safe Coat
Sherwin Williams
Buckeye Areva
Coliseum
Crystal Cote
Minwax (Water based)
SIKA Floor
Water Lox (not Tung Oil)
SyntekoOld Master
Water Lox

WOCA Denmark Products

WOCA Denmark

WOCA Products provide penetrating, hardening oil finishes that resist damage by heavy wear, nicks and cuts.

Easy touch-ups when needed
Environmentally-friendly and VOC-free (non-combustible)
Easy to use – Easy to maintain
Natural smell and touch
No chipping, peeling or toxic off-gassing