I wish I could give you a definitive answer, but I can’t. IMO, 3 coats of Traffic are needed over a stained floor. Bona Traffic HD - 5 Litres. One drop of water and if you step on it your foot goes out from under you. Bona Traffic HD is a water-based 2 component top coat designed for use in public areas subject to very high levels of traffic. its only one room a bedroom with light traffic. Bona Traffic HD is a water-based two component top coat designed for use in public areas subject to very high levels of traffic. And, bear in mind that you would usually screen or buff the floor first. Perfect for mixing 2 component Bona Traffic lacquers. My contractor has already applied three coats of Bona Traffic. Yes, 2 (or 3) coats of poly would be on top of stain. Christina – It’s hard for me to understand what your contractor is saying, too LOL (esp since I wasn’t there). Is a water base satin finish harder than an oil finish ? If/when your floors start to wear down, you would then buff and most likely use Bona traffic HD (I would think this is your best option, but confirm w/ Shaw and Bona – call their tech department) and make sure to hire someone with experience w/ this as you would need to buff the floors before applying and that needs to be done carefully and will remove part of the finish that’s there. Gorsegner Brothers is proud to offer you a lifetime warranty on the refinishing of your hardwood floors when finished with a 4 coat Bona Traffic HD poly system finish.. See this article for more info on machines you need. The real question is the look you want, how you feel about the odor, and the drying and curing time. There is an option that only costs a few dollars more for a their slip resistant formula (which you can find on Amazon here: . I have had Bona for 10 years and am very satisfied. Many Thanks. 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Caixa Forum, Madrid. Thanks . I think if you do it now or just coat over it that you will make the floor weaker. Now, one tiny downside of the Bona traffic is that is may show slightly more of a difference in color between the new and old wood vs. oil based. Tyke – Oh, sorry, I misunderstood. Thanks. the only difference is the color. We have to do something tho. Also, by the way, I don’t consider floors from 1961 to be “old.” I consider floors from the 1800s to be old…and yes, we have used Bona Traffic on them. We just installed USFLoors/Now Shaw Natural Cork Floating floor. Discover which ones at 0:30. IMO, you will probably need to fully sand and refinish the floors and start over. Your email address will not be published. buffing first and then 1 coat of bona traffic HD would restore and polish the floor. It is also recommended for use in schools and nurseries due to its very low indoor emissions. BUT, you’ll need to have someone look at to see if it’s possible. but, I would check w/ Bona (call their tech dept…after you know the finish on your wood…I don’t know what it is). Bona Traffic HD® is for hardwood floor owners with an uncompromising attitude towards durability, being green and looking beautiful. We want to use the Bona over the Minwax on the second floor now can we do that? When the process is followed correctly, Bona’s guarantee will cover the cost of sanding and finishing the floor if the finish doesn’t adhere to the floor. Oil based is more yellow so it camouflages that a bit more. Bona Traffic Anti Slip is a 100% polyurethane 2-component... £ 120.00 . Add to cart View. I don't want to hurt the product ratings by giving them anything less. felt pads, vent covers, Hardwood supplies e.g. Diane – I’ve never heard of that nor seen that. Merry christmans to you! The stain acts a sealer…and it give it the color, but not protection. The product was designed to hold its own. If it’s natural, you can do a sealer + 2 coats of poly for 3 coats of protection. Of course it would have looked different than the oiled floor, but it probably would have at least worked. Love the look. Slightly more abrasion resistant, lower VOCs, but most importantly, it gets closer to full cure in 24 than any other Bona product. A restored surface can be achieved in a matter of hours without the downtime, cost or inconvenience of a full renovation. Thanks Tyke. i have sanded them down with an orbital screed sander that took most of the old finish off without removing very much of the wood. Last week, i asked a few questions on this board. To make matters worse, I’m highly sensitive to odors. Shelf life: The product has a one-year shelf life if not opened. any thoughts? But, even with natural, the poly won’t penetrate properly. If so, feel free to buy me a coffee and support my blog. You are better off with 3 coats (obviously) than 2. I have a pre-oiled floor and the floor is about 4-5 years old. If you don’t do this you can see that separation, regardless of the poly. Bona Traffic remains clear for the life of the floor meaning it will not amber or turn yellow with time. Thanks. Wofgang – Happy holidays to you as well. Hi Bona products have been used for over 90 years, giving our customers great results. It’s possible that a screen and recoat w/ Bona Traffic (w/ 2 coats) may have worked had you done that originally. Bona Traffic cons: Cost: The average cost for the finish and hardener is $115-$135 per gallon from various sellers. Using new advanced polymer technology, Bona Traffic HD has been developed to give uncompromising resistance to scratches, scuff marks and chemicals whilst being sustainable with regard to the environment. Please note that the cost of polyurethane is only one aspect of the cost equation (you also have to factor in the labor cost for sanding/refinishing as well as the cost for the stain (if you are staining). Not sure if you paid the contractor/paid in full or what, but there may be options to try to get your money back (e.g. Bona Traffic is really the gold standard among water borne polyurethanes – it’s the best of the best, and I highly recommend it if you are planning to use water borne poly for your floors  (you can read more about that here:  What are the best brands of polyurethane?  Bona Traffic is formulated to withstand commercial use with heavy foot traffic, so just imagine what it can do for your own home. I recommend them as they are good products. ... spray mop that combines the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Original Formula in a convenient cartridge along with the Bona … Before you do anything, I’d recommend you get in touch with the manufacturer of the original floor and ask them and ask them what they think about Weiman polish and if it’s compatible with their floor (I kind of doubt it is). They are talking about just the finish over the stain? It doesn’t make any sense to me. (unless I’m misunderstanding here e.g.if for some reason the polish you used was compatible with the floor…in which case you need to talk to Weiman to understand why the product failed. Thank you. As a general rule, Bona Traffic HD costs about twice as much as Bona Mega.. And, there is a good reason for that as you’ll read below. Regarding durability of finish, it depends on brand and type. I don’t know what multiple compounds means, but hopefully this helps. Could he put two coats of Bona Traffic HD over that to create a more durable finish? For Bona traffic HD, I believe almost all is gone after 24 and full full would be gone by 7 days since this is when they claim the product fully cures. A local contractor told me that the standard Traffic have a more “smooth” look than the HD version. Water based means low VOC’s. But, call Shaw/US floors tech department to get their point of view. The curing process requires oxygen so we couldnÂt put rugs down until it was completely cured. The recommended system is one coat of Bona oil based stain or one coat of water based sealer and two coats of Traffic floor finish. Remember that Bonaseal, Amberseal, Mega, and Traffic are all water-based products; use water for all cleanup. Brian – First, the finish has nothing to due with durablity. the sealer acts as a coat, so you already have 3 coats in total. Now, other water based polyurthanes are generally less durable than oil based poly. Bona Traffic HD is a 2-component waterborne topcoat for surface treating wooden floors in public areas with high traffic intensity. While maintaining lovely clarity in the floor finish, Traffic is ideally suited for the toughest locations. Significantly outperforms all urethane finishes, including Bona Traffic, in durability at 24 hours Unsurpassed scuff, scratch and chemical resistance at full cure Very low VOCs - less than 125 Very low odor Clear and colorlesss, which highlights the true color of stained or natural wood floors. To fix the problem, can I buff and then add a coat of Bona Traffic HD to eliminate the odor? Bona Traffic HD is a 2-component waterborne topcoat for surface treatment of timber floors in public areas with high traffic intensity. Bona traffic hd hardener 0 45ltr by component waterborne wood floor finish lindura the extremely durable wood bona traffic hd finish is low odor and lindura the extremely durable wood lindura the extremely durable wood. So you can do any one of those, based on your preference. I would also talk to your contractor to see what he thinks. I suppose you could, but I would only do 1 more coat. Many thanks. It doesn’t cost a fortune to protect floors. The problem now is that the floor is like glass. The Bona Traffic Anti Slip Satin is completely odor-free, which is amazing for you if you have issues with the smell of coatings. I’m not sure if this will help and/or how much. Hi, When the wood matters - Bona Traffic HD® . Please note that these are products I know/use and recommend to my customers. If properly maintained in accordance to our maintenance program www.gorsegnerbrothers.com you will enjoy the everlasting beauty of your hardwood floors and a lifetime warranty from Gorsegner Brothers Hardwood Floors. Hardwood supplies – e.g. Duraseal is the best oil based finish (in our experience) and Bona traffic HD is the best water borne poly. It is true that there are some contractors who prefer water based because they can complete the job a bit sooner, but the main benefit for that is for the customer, not the contractor. And, you might try Bona’s tech department to get their point of view. I think lots of mistakes were made that you identified in your blog by the contractor who was rushed — not sufficient waiting between coats, thick coats applied, and only two put on. (house was built in 1961 and we toothed/feathered in new flooring in damaged areas) He says the water based is like glass and with the movement in my floor it will crack with jagged edges and look bad. (Bona Traffic does cost significantly more than other water borne polyurethanes and it is WORTH it because it’s head and shoulders above the rest. Traffic HD is 80% cured after 24 hours, 90% cured at 72 hours. I’m thinking of using the extra matt finish. But, I’m not sure how these work w/ oiled floors, so definitely call Bona and the manufacturer. But, if the person is using a sealer + 2 coats poly, that is fine. My philosophy is do it right.  After all, it’s a lot of work and expense (and it’s inconvenient) to refinish your floors.  You might as well do it right so it lasts longer and you won’t have to go through the hassle again for a long time). More than that isn’t going to do much good. The building has four floors and two of these are wood. • Supreme finish for commercial areas• Excellent resistance to wear• Excellent application and levelling properties for a flawless result• Suitable for recoating already finished surfaces*• Non-yellowing surface• Classified EC1R for very low emissions and indoor air pollution• Friction approved to both EN 14904:2006 and DIN 18032:2• Meets ÖNORM C 2354 Category C (Very Heavy Wear). Bona Carl´s 90 was applied in the Snack Bar on Jatoba floor. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified. Specifically designed for high traffic floors, Bona Traffic provides the ultimate in durability. It’s up to you. Bona Traffic hardwood floor finish is a professional-grade floor finish that works wonders for residential and commercial floors. After opening and mixing, its pot life is just 4 hours. I like the water based finishes (and specifically Bona Traffic) for many reasons: 1. Water based is usually tougher than oil based. 3 will last longer and you’ll get an extra buffing, so floors will smoother. Generally with a mid to dark stain, I prefer oil based because it looks much richer and the color is deeper. Bona Mega - 5 Litres. That will cost extra, but it’s your least expensive option, if it is possible. Very dangerous as have had a couple of falls already. I would never recommend using paint on the floors as it usually ruins the wood permanently as it seeps in the cracks. I've used Bona & Loba. The building has four floors and two of these have wooden floors. Does this matter if I want to apply the bona traffic on top of my floor? I can’t understand what he means – does any of that make sense. The Bona swivel-head T-bar applicator costs $30. It looks better and more up to date and doesn’t yellow. Adrian – I would recommend you call the manufacturer. Amazing Durability: This coating is perfect for giving you the best longevity of your stairs. With its headquarters in Sweden, Bona is now present in more than 90 different countries all over the world through subsidiaries and distributors. Use TRAFFIC … Hi Bona Traffic HD costs a little more than the basic Bona Traffic.  But, the difference in price is fairly insignificant.  (Bona Traffic does cost significantly more than other water borne polyurethanes and it is WORTH it because it’s head and shoulders above the rest.  But, the difference in price between basic and HD is tiny.). This is why you need a local professional to look at it in person. You can read more here:  How long does it take Polyurethane to cure). It’s going to prevent the scratches and the stains improving the lifetime of your stairs. Hi, Can I use it directly over a floor i’ve treated with Lye? Effectively cleans a variety of oiled and waxed surfaces to remove day-to-day dirt and grime, scuffs and stains. The auditorium hall has a oak floor with the size 25x5m and it was finished with 2 coats of Bona Traffic Mat. Bona Traffic has been great for clients with dogs. For natural, very light, gray or white washed, I strongly prefer Bona Traffic HD. Traffic HD. If it’s new, I’d leave it. Bona Traffic is infinitely stronger than Bona Mega.  It looks better (and yellows less over time), it lasts much longer (often an extra 3 to 5 years, pending on the wear and tear), it has lower VOCs and it smells less.  In addition, it cures much faster and this is especially important if you have pets or kids.  Bona Traffic is the only polyurethane I’d recommend for white washed or gray stained floors! Bona says two, at a spread rate of 350 ft. per gallon but many pros, myself included, find that an impossible rate to obtain and usually get about 500 ft per gallon. Period. Caixa Forum, in Madrid, 2008. Did you find my tips helpful? If a bottle is $20 cheaper and you are doing the job for the same price and not getting … Kon – You are better off leaving them “as is.” If you are just screening, then no, don’t do anything. Your thoughts on this? I believe the options that Bona Traffic offers are extra matte, satin, semi gloss and glossy. Learn simple solutions at 0:15. This is important even if you are away on vacation or not living in the house yet. And what is your opinion? This all depends on the color you are going after. But, you do not use a sealer on top of a stain. If so, is a big difference? Bona Traffic HD is one of the world's toughest and fastest drying lacquers for wooden floors exposed to extreme wear, allowing full traffic to be resumed in just 12 hours. Shipping Costs. Also is the oil finish a deeper luxurious looking finish. Bona Traffic vs Bona Traffic HD – What’s the difference? Cath – First, I’m sorry about your problems and that contractor. Finish for Ultimate High Traffic Performance Bona... £ 124.95 . But, Bona Traffic will harden faster, so in the first week or so, I suppose Bona traffic HD would be harder, but after a few weeks, they are equally as durable. I have tons of comments/questions on here and at times it’s overwhelming. Coverage rate is 350-400sqft per gallon. I’ve been on vacation for the last week or so (Thanksgiving). But, I did just respond to your question about 15 minutes ago. We did 2 coats. I’m desperate to get a quick solution. Bona Traffic is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified. If you wait at least 6 months from when the last coat of poly was applied, you should be fine. He may have messed up so much that you may need to completely start over and resand the floors. BETTER PRICE? And, if you do, you’ll need to determine if you want an oiled floor again or just do the regular way with a regular type of poly (could be oil or water based). Period. First, you may be able to call manufacturer to see if they know/will tell you what it is. Thanks very much. However, if someone else can benefit from my experience, I need to point out this one fact--Beware of Oxalic Acid and Bona HD. But, you should know that as the wood expands in the warmer and more humid weather, it will probably pop out (or portions will). It doesn’t cost a fortune to protect floors. Having said that, Loba is the 2nd best I've used! Advanced formula provides the ultimate in durability, outperforming any finish in the industry - moisture cure, solvent-based, oil-modified or other waterborne finishes. Bona Traffic HD costs a little more than the basic Bona Traffic. Caixa Forum, in Madrid, 2008. Whether by postjng here or even by email, as i really dont know what to do. Apologies if I misunderstood. Discover which ones at 0:30. I’m just trying to catch up now,and I still have another 20-25 questions to go. Julia – I would call the manufacturer about this and speak with their tech department, especially since they have different lines. That sounds like it’s a different issue related t drying/curing which can happen when the temperature/humidity is not well regulated in the home. I don’t think it would adhere properly. But, really this isn’t the issue at hand. After two months, I can’t get rid of the polyurethane odor. 3.  Bona HD Cures faster…so it’s more durable faster.  Drying time is just 2-3 hours.  But, note that I recommend you stay off the floors for at least 24 hrs.  At this point, your floors will be much harder and resilient.  Each hour that goes by in the first 24 hours makes a huge difference! You should call a local professional to look at the floor to see what can be done. 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