Floor Finish vs. Furniture Finish

The finish applied to a floor differs from that which may be applied to furniture in a few ways. Both may be polyurethane products, but floor finishes are often applied in thicker coats and with less precision.


As a furniture maker and floor refinisher, I often refer clients to the “double standard” of expectation. Floors should be viewed and accepted from eye level in standard lighting. If you crawl around on the floor and expect the finish to be as perfect and flawless as the finish on your dining room table, you will be disappointed. While it is possible to have them look alike, the needed time and effort for that level of preparation is cost prohibitive.