Time is not on my side in this project. I really wanted to use linseed oil to refinish the floors. But we had a reference for a hardwood floor refinisher–who actually returned our call–and he doesn’t use linseed oil. However, he does use a water-based urethane, and that’s better than polyurethane in terms of off-gassing.
Also, they finished a day ahead of schedule. And since time is at a premium, I am glad about that.
So I feel bad about not using linseed oil, which was something of a priority for me. But on the other hand, since we’re moving in a few days, I’m glad the job is done, and I’m glad we were able to find a way to cut down on the off-gassing (although believe me, the house does not smell pretty right now).
Still, though, don’t the floors look good?