Poly vs "floor Poly"

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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 05-10-2011 05:35 AM 1062 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2011 05:35 AM

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I see cans of poly next to cans of poly for floors and I cant figure out the difference.The price is the same or close,the label doesnt spell out the difference,and I remain confused.Is the floor poly harder?More durable? Or what??? Ive been tempted to try it on some table tops.Anyone have any experience?

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#1 posted 05-10-2011 05:53 AM

Polyurethane (also known as Urethane) are polyurethane resin , that are commonly sold at home center. The resin is cheaper to make compare to other 2 resins.

The spray can is the same thing as in quarts and as in gallons. Its just that the manufacture thin it down so it easily to be sprayed. The polyurethane sold as floor finish are the same thing as spray can. The manufactor can add some things to polyurethane that is specially for what they are marketing for like a floor finish.

The most hardest resin is phenolic resin but soft. The most durable resin is polyurethane.

Polyurethane can withstand keys being thrown on.

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