We have been applying water base finishes for over 12 years and have had many water base products to compare hands on. 10 years ago I would be completely against applying water base finishes all together, water base products really came a long way since then.
Bona water base products are one of the best on the market right now. Bona sealers are sometimes hard to work with, like Bona AmberSeal it leaves lap marks from the roller and brush marks,sometimes you really have to buff the Amberseal to get the marks out. Most of Bona products are single component and its not too bad, but I preffer two component finishes. Two component finishes are more durable. Bona Traffic is a two component finish, VOC compliant, excellent adhesion. Bona Traffic is a good finish,but the price is on the high side, between $118 to $130. Over all Bona has some good products.
Now lets review Vermeister water base products. Vermeister has a wide range of water base products from single component finishes to two component sealers and two component finishes. Two component Aqua Tenax sealer gives a pleasant tone to the wood without causing unwanted changes to the colour ,very low VOC, high build sealer. Two component Vermeister Flame sealer is the product that will give you the look of traditional oil base finish.
Two component Vermeister Idro 2K NMP-free waterborne non-yellowing finish.Floors treated with this finish acquire a natural appearance, uniformity and a cleanliness equal only to the results achieved with oil and wax impregnation cycles. Apart from these characteristics regarding the finish look, Idro 2k also combines qualities of resistance to abrasion and to scuff marks that have never before been provided by waterborne products, so much so that the product is even recommended for "heavy duty" or commercial flooring such as showrooms, shops, etc.
And Finally Create a beautiful and durable wood floor finish without harmful chemicals. Vermeister ZERO VOC is a completely solvent-free water based aliphatic polyurethane finish for wood floors. ZERO VOC can be used as a single component product or as two-component product after adding ZERO VOC BOOST. Produced with partially renewable raw materials. ZERO VOC is ideal for use in the green building sector and when applied directly to the wood it does not alter the shade and gives it a very natural effect.
Vermeister is a great durable product, and the cost of the finishes is a little cheaper than Bona products.