hardwood flooring questions

localeaterSeptember 9, 2012

I live in an open floor plan home with mostly 3/4" thick 5" wide select ash wood floors. We are in the process of renovating our kitchen and have removed all the tile and backer board and will be extending the wood floor into this area.

The existing wood floor is in pretty good shape but would definitely benefit from a screening(I think that is right term).

I have never installed hardwood floors before, I've done lots of other stuff including some tile work, is this something I can do? It looks fairly straight forward?

Finally and this is probably a dumb question, but I am assuming that since I need to refinish the existing floor, I should buy unfinished ash, install it and then have it all refinished at once. Is this the best approach?

If I purchased prefinished ash flooring for the kitchen, would it be possible to refinish the remainder to match next year(which would be lovely for cash flow)?

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It will take more than a screening to finish new wood.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 4:05PM
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You will have to find one heck of a great wood floor finisher to get your existing floor to match any prefinished floor in color, gloss level and general appearance. Sure, it can be done...but most who can do it charge a fortune for the custom work necessary.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 10:25PM
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I would get the same 5" unfinished Ash, install and then finish with the existing floorings all together.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 6:27PM
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It will take alot of time.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 2:07AM
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