need suggestions for this old floor

carol0512July 12, 2012

1886 random width pine floor. paint spills, plain old age, neglect, residue from rubber backed rugs, etc. wall to wall not option, need suggestions - floor is both living room and dining room 15 feet wide by 26 length. thanks

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Hire a qualified professional floor finisher to refinish the flooring. It is old growth and ought to clean up very well.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 4:27PM
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It will have a beautiful creamy - brown aged color that I personally love. Old character will show in what I call bruising where heavy objects where drug across the floor sometime in the past.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 11:01PM
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Perfect candidate for scraping and waterlox instead of sanding and polyurethane.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 11:05PM
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On second look I see the random width boards. Nice floor. Waterlox is an option for you and it will give you good color. The lightest result can be achieved with a commercial quality two-part waterborne (non-yellowing) wood floor polyurethane.

I agree with the bruising comment. Whether you sand or had scrape, expect some of this bruising damage to remain visible. Doesn't necessarily make the floor look's just the nature of the beast.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 10:36AM
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