Best Wood Floor Finish; Natural Oil

natural wood finish for timber frame home
Good morning, 
A couple months ago I ordered two gallons of Bio Poly with espresso colorant and 10 gallons of Nanotech.
The plan was to do one coat of BioPoly and then 3-4 of Nanotech.  Yesterday we were finally able to apply the BioPoly.  I really like the way it looks right now and would prefer to avoid the sealed gloss look with the Nanotech.  Is there anyway I can leave it as it is?  Would it be smart to at least polish it with your beeswax product?
Yes. Sometimes it is left uncoated and Bio Poly Natural is strong enough to handle that.
However, there won’t be a sacrificial barrier and if the Espresso gets scratched it would need to be touched up. This isn’t hard to do but is a factor when not clear coating stain.
On the other hand, when a floor is clear coated, it has more scratch / scuff resistance but if a gouge or scratch should occur, then it wouldn’t be spot maintainable, as it would be with just Bio Poly and Looking Glass.
As far as the Beeswax goes. Yes. If I were staining my floor, I would probably polish it with Looking Glass Beeswax Polish after a few days, maybe a week.
Usually, we do it the next day or two but with Espresso, on a floor, I would rather give the Bio Poly a chance to set up more before polishing.
Then after polishing, future maintenance could be done as needed with a simple “wipe on, wipe off” of Looking Glass. Fast and easy.
If you got scratches or gouges, then that could be restained with Espresso as needed.
You can always apply NanoTech later. If you find you want more protection, then that is also fine to do as well.
We wash with a strong solution of Earth Clean in theses cases, before recoating and existing floor.
I’m glad you like the look. I love that natural oiled look as well. I hope this isn’t too confusing and it helps.
Best wishes,
Tom

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