mahogany wood wrap around porch HELP
I have contractors completely replacing my 900 sq ft wrap around porch (NE USA...NJ) before weather gets too cold.
I am getting different opinions on how to protect/stain the mahogany wood (Malaysian Mahogany).
The wood suppler (US Mahogany NJ) advised me ONLY to seal it and nothing else (Cabot Aussie Sealer).
I have to lightly sand the top and finish the sealing process BUT I am getting different advise on what else, if anything, to do to a new Mahogany deck.
My concern is if anything is dropped on the deck, will it stain it unless I have varnish/polyurethane applied as a shield.
Does anyone have concrete advise on this situation ?
I am spending a fortune( by my standards - USD 17,000) to have this job done and I want to be 100% sure I am doing whats best for the long term investment.
H E L P
Regards Roy Stapleton in New Jersey USA