After refinishing your hardwood floor with water-based polyurethane,I recommend you to wait for at least three hours before setting foot on it and a minimum of48 hoursbefore putting furniture or any household items on it (72 hours minimum is better).
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How long should you wait before putting furniture on refinished hardwood floors?
The time you wait before putting furniture back on refinished hardwood floors depends upon the type of finish you are using. You should wait at least two days for a water-based polyurethane and four days for oil polyurethane.
How long after Polyurethane can you walk on hardwood floors?
After finishing your hardwood flooring with water-based polyurethane you should wait 2 to 4 hours before walking on them (ideally longer) and you should not move furniture back for at least two days, (72 hours would be better). The longer you can wait the better and stronger your finish is likely to be and the less chance of damage occurring.
How long does it take for polyurethane to dry before painting?
You should wait at least two days for a water-based polyurethane and four days for oil polyurethane. Other finishes may have different times ?always check with your flooring professional or the label if you are going the DIY route.
How long does it take for rugs to dry after refinishing?
Rugs and area rugs can only be put on refinished hardwood floors once the finishing agents have completely dried (otherwise the rugs will absorb solves that belong in the floor). Expect to wait 3-5 days oil-based finishes, a little less for water-based.