Is it safe for my pregnant wife to be around polyurethane fumes?
July 14, 2009 10:09 AM Subscribe
I want to have 2 bedroom hardwood floors refinished. My wife is about 14 weeks pregnant. Is it safe for her to be in the house with the polyurethane fumes from the floor finish?
posted by bingwah to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a raised ranch house. The 2 bedrooms being refinished are on the upper level. We have another bedroom on the lower level on the opposite side of the house where we can sleep.
I know polyurethane and pregnancy do not mix but I figured she can mostly avoid the fumes by staying on the lower level as much as possible. The kitchen is on the upper level so there would be times when she's exposed to the fumes.
Are the fumes very dangerous? As an aside does anyone have experience with water-based finishes for floors?