pLaurent wrote:Very important: If you want hardwood floors, which I highly recommend due to the ease of cleaning up any "ooopsies", make sure you get a satin finish, and NOT high gloss. High gloss floors show the tiniest scratch, and satin doesn't!
PL, your floors look great! And I'd not heard that about the high gloss and the satin....
My floors here have the high gloss because I was told it is a harder finish. It's held up very well for 20 years, it only has minor scratches. And my old house in Florida had the same moisture cured polyurethane, that's where I learned about it. We lived there for about 10 years with several dogs and those floors did not scratch either.
I think the wood floors in older houses tend to be harder just because the wood is old and has dried out over the years. New wood floors always seem softer and more apt to scratch. I'd still vote for 3 or more coats of moisture cured poly for a finish on any wood floor.