Doug Wilson has tested and reviewed numerous wood finishes over the years, and Waterlox is absolutely the PaintSource Product of Choice for clients with dogs.
Because Waterlox finishes penetrate into your wood floors, when scratches or wear areas do occur, they are far less noticeable than with a urethane finish that simply lies on the surface. If noticeable scratches occur, all you need to do is clean the damaged area well and then reapply a new coat when needed. No need to sand down to bare wood, and no need to sand the existing Waterlox finish. We simply clean, then wipe on a bit of Waterlox with a cloth or brush. It really is that simple. Please call us to discuss this spectacular choice for your wood.
Maintenance coating is easy with Waterlox. You just sweep the floor, clean, and reapply a rejuvenating coat as desired every few years. No sanding is ever required, which means no machines, no dust, no inconvenience, and no expense in preparation. Most common finishes are difficult to spot repair, and usually require full sanding and refinishing. With Waterlox, small scratches can be spot repaired, with excellent results. Some clients even buff the finish after a few years, with excellent results, and extended maintenance.
Always keep dog nails trimmed, and keep surface free of grit by regular sweeping, and keeping outside entry areas swept clean as well. Small grit from brick mortar or concrete can easily track and abrade any finish.