For many years polyurethane has been the go to for wood finishers... Polyurethane it has a durable finish that is very resistant to water and stains.... But, as with everything there are tradeoffs. First and foremost, I hope you don’t enjoy the texture of wood and enjoy the texture of plastic. We are covering something natural, beautiful, majestic even with the same type of material we use to make SOLO Cups, Bottles and Toilet Seats! Why?!