pine flooring refinish
I live in an old 1925 foursquare home that unfortunately has gone through alot of PO renovations.
The space I am inquiring about is our upstairs. We have three bedrooms and a bath. Since we've moved in, (2 years)
we've stripped wallpaper, gutted one bedroom, tore out carpeting and have since refinished all the rooms with fresh paint on the walls, doors and woodwork.
I have old pine floors throughout. I have considered carpet and have decided against it. I had an estimate done and the cost to refinish is less than carpet. I am thrilled because I prefer the natural floors, hands down.
My questions on the floor are this:
How nice do refinished pine floors come out?
Are the endless carpet nails and tackstrip removal extremely apparant?
What kind of filler is used when filling cracks, nail marks, etc..
Our floor installer also told me that he'd use a water based finish. He said that the oils are becoming illegal to use and that the product he uses is professional grade and extremely durable.
Can someone that has had pine floors educate/prepare me for what I am in for and also what to expect?
Thanks so much!!