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How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

Posted by southernmum (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 14:43

(Sorry, not sure how to spell it!) My builder is putting on the last coat of poly. on our hardwoods tomorrow, and then we close on house on Wed. How long do floors have to dry/cure before we can safely move furniture on floors?
Thanks!


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

What did the builder recommend?
It varies depending on what was used.


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

He says it dries overnight, but that doesn't sound right to me. I don't want problems down the road, but we're currently living in hotel (and have been for 22 days!) so we're anxious to get in house. Still, I'd rather stay in hotel another few days and make sure floors cure properly than have problems in the future.


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

If you have pets be careful. Some polyurethanes can out-gas for along time at a level that can be toxic to cats and dogs and other pets, especially at floor level. Fans and good ventilation will help.

You can request ( in fact the law allows you to demand it) a Material Safety Data Sheet, aka MSDS, from the contractor or sometimes find it online. It will list any harmful chemicals.


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

Oops duplicate post. Wish GW would fix this.

This post was edited by -henry on Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 16:18


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

I waited a week before walking on my stairs. Even then, gentle use is my suggestion.


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

We were not even allowed to enter our house for 4 days after they did the final coat of Glitsa on our floors.


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RE: How long to stay off floors after polyeurothane?

5-10 days, depending on products used and how many coats were applied. Sometimes several coats applied close together have a much harder time curing than if there was a longer time in between the coats.


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