Asked on Aug 02, 2015

Polyurethane on vinyl flooring

Sue Forman
by Sue Forman
Can you polyurethane vinyl flooring instead of waxing to get it to shine. I was refinishing a night stand for my grandson & I accidentally brushed the floor with the brush and actually gave it the shine that I've always wanted.
  11 answers
  • Darla Darla on Aug 03, 2015
    If you scrub it and get all the soap and wax off, it will probably work. I never thought of that.
  • Tracy Tracy on Aug 03, 2015
    i know some have painted vinyl flooring
  • JH. Stroschin JH. Stroschin on Aug 03, 2015
    I think it will show scratches immediately and be very slippery
  • John John on Aug 03, 2015
    Restaurants that have wooden flooring use polyurethane on their flooring and it does not show scratches. There are household strength, and industrial/commercial strength. We have natural oak flooring and most every third or fourth year have it sanded stained and polyurethane coated again. This last fall when we remodeled our kitchen, we had the floor sanded and re-stained. The floor man suggested we use a commercial strength coating that is used in restaurants. He said it holds up for years under all kinds of constant use. It is only sold in one gallon size cans so he had to put on three coats because he could not store the sealer to use later. It looks great, no scratches, and he said it can be used on our laminated wood if we want to use it. Just a good cleaning to remove any oils and then buff and apply.
  • Becky Shell Becky Shell on Aug 03, 2015
    I used to have old wood floor that was painted with gloss brown paint when it would get dull I would go over it with polyurethane it would be glossey again for a couple more years I would think it would be the same for your vinyl . One note over time poly will turn a amber color was not a problem over dark color but over light color will be unevenly discolored. There is a product called polyacrlic made by minwax that does not amber.
  • Linda Owens Linda Owens on Aug 06, 2015
    A friend tried that and it was a disaster! It never dried so had to be removed.
  • Carol D Carol D on Aug 10, 2015
    When I was first married, my mother in law had varnished the tile floor in the kitchen where we first lived. It had yellowed. Took me and a kind friend 8 hours to scrape it off. Just my take
  • Carol D Carol D on Aug 10, 2015
    As an alternative Mop ad Glow shines but will wash off - Ièm sure Ive seen it.
  • Rje32806204 Rje32806204 on Mar 02, 2018

    How,do you get spill off

  • Raymond Torres Raymond Torres on Jan 10, 2020

    What to use to keep vinyl floor clean and shiny.

    Can vinyl flooring be polyurethane if so what type of polyurethane can I apply to a vinyl floor

  • Shirley Shirley on Mar 25, 2020

    Can yoy put polyurethane on vinly flooring

    • Jasmine Marie Jasmine Marie on Jul 17, 2020

      Yes! I did in my kitchen and about to in my bathroom. Works great! Especially for those on a budget. This is what I used for vinyl