Bona Traffic vs Bona Mega

GreenDog194March 26, 2013

Hi, I specified Bona Traffic to my contractor, but his flooring sub has finished our engineered rift sawn white oak floors in Bona Mega. We have two boys and will have a medium sized dog. There is tile in the kitchen and entry ways.

I'm miffed, but before I go ballistic, please educated me on the quality differences of the two products. I've read the specs and see that Bona Traffic is more durable. I'd like real world advice.

Can I have them put Bona Traffic over Bona Mega?

Thanks!

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gregmills_gw

Bona Traffic is more durable then bona mega or any other single componet urethane.

But it cost almost double than Bona Mega. And not every flooring contractor likes Bona products. Its a popular brand but if a flooring guy has bad luck with a product trust me they stop using it.

But on the flip side if you floor guy doesnt have a problem with Traffic then i would see why he wont use it as long as youre willing to pay more.

1 Like    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 12:56AM
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glennsfc

If you paid for Traffic, then the contractor owes you the difference in product cost.

Yes, a coat of Traffic can be applied over Mega. However, Mega or any other existing coat needs to be be properly prepared to be successful.

Just so you know...there is Traffic and then Traffic HD...and yes Traffic HD costs more than Traffic.

I just returned from a job I did with Traffic that is eight years in service in an active house; floors, steps and trim. Except for the usual damage from denting, the floors look fabulous. Some will tell you that Traffic is overkill...well that overkill looks awfully good after eight years.

Most of the contractor complaints regarding Bona products resides in the higher product costs and recent Bona marketing practices in the U.S.

1 Like    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 9:45AM
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jfcwood

Yes, the Traffic can be applied over Mega. Personally I believe Traffic is overkill in most cases but if you did pay for it, you should get it.
Before proceeding with another coat, consider how good the floor looks now with respect to how perfect the coat is and whether there will be a difference in sheen from the Traffic.
If you like the sheen and the coat is 95% of perfect I'd seriously consider leaving it. If they charged for Traffic, have them credit you the difference or an amount equal to their cost of doing a recoat. I don't like having too many coats of urethane because you start losing the grain texture on the surface.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 3:42PM
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geoffrey_b

If you have a contract that states Bona Traffic, I'd make them apply Bona Traffic - I would not accept a refund for the difference.

As a DIY'er I remodeled our kitchen in 2005, and installed a maple floor. I used Bona Traffic, and the floor looks almost as good as the day I finished it. It's a good product.

What a bunch of idiots!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 4:56PM
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