Help finding the right wood table finish for a busy kitchen

11 years ago

I am looking to purchase a wood kitchen table. I have a friend who has a table that has a catalytic conversion finish. It shows a lot of scratches and from what I have read - you must refinish the whole table to get rid of them. I am looking for a wood table that can handle a lot of traffic - is somewhat distressed so that when there is a scratch - one could polish it with an oil or wax and the scratch would look like another distress. (I'm looking for a darkish color.) Some wood people say that the catalytic finish is the best and others say a stain and wax finish is best. HELP! What do you think is best for my use?

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