I am getting ready to install solid white oak on our entire first floor, about 1400 s.f. and have been researching finishes for about a year. I was on the fence between Rubio Monocoat and Pallman Magic Oil but have seen a slough of horror stories with Rubio over the past 6 months.
My plan was to install the floor myself and hire a PRO to sand and finish. I'm a furniture builder/cabinet maker and have installed a lot of pre-finished flooring but wanted to go for a more traditional look that was a matte finish, easily repairable and easy to "feather in" at a later date when we re-do our kitchen and have to modify the floor where the island currently is.
Does anyone have experience with Pallman Magic Oil? We have one cat and two young wild boys with plans to probably get a dog again at some point.
I really don't want the beveled edges and dirt catching grooves of prefinished, but I'm getting to the point of information overload and am ready to just do prefinished and call it good.
Any shared experience or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.