some of the waterbase finished look a little plasticy
Have you tried BONA Traffic in satin? I have a few very picky general contractors. These guys invented the term. They expect furniture quality (yeah, I know) but after I have finished the floors with Traffic satin, they could not say enough good things. Of course, all the cudos went to the finish and none to the finisher
. But at any rate, try it sometime on a high end floor. Does not look plasticy, IMO. I'll stain (if called for) with Dri-Fast (my fav), then seal with Bona Dri-Fast Sealer (which is an oil-based poly sealer), then two coats of Traffic satin at about 450 sq.ft. per gallon per coat. Looks phenominal and wears well. Definitely pricey way to go but for those customers willing to pay, there's nothing better (that won't burn your eyes out of your skull and melt your shoes).