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What are some options for coatings to refinish a wood floor?

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Coating options for refinishing a wood floor include urethane, varnish, paste wax and varnish. Lacquer and shellac can also be used for finishing wood floors.

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Multiple types of urethane coatings are available for wood floors, including water-based, oil-based and moisture-cured versions. The oil-based urethane is more common than the others. It is easy to apply and uses synthetic resin and petroleum. It provides a moisture-resistant finish. Paste wax is an older finish, but is still commonly used as an affordable option that helps provide a great sealant for wood floors. While lacquer and some varnishes are not often recommended, they are still used in some instances.

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