Can I tell how many coats of poly I have?
I was wondering if its possible to tell how many coats of poly were put down.
I recently had my floors sanded, stained and finished as part of a larger re-model. The original schedule called for 5 days for the floors from start to finish, but the contractors were late and running out of time on the project. In the end, staining was done in one day, and poly was done the next day (two rooms, about 550 sq ft).
I was a bit suspicious that instead of the agreed on three coats, they had just done one coat of poly. I find that superficial scratches (barely perceptible to my fingernail) look quite bad. Could it be that there is only one coat down? Is it possible to tell? Would it explain the highly visible scratches?