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White oak hardwood floor refinishing

Posted by janemv (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 23, 11 at 6:18

Good Morning ...I am located in the Boston area, and am looking for someone to refinish my hardwood floors. They are about 100 years old, and I don't think they have ever been sanded ( we recently purchased the house). We are hoping to have them ebonized, and I have been reading that sometimes it is difficult to get this result. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.


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RE: White oak hardwood floor refinishing

100-year old white oak flooring must almost certainly be quarter sawn and beautiful. Achieving an ebonized finish is straightforward if your use a water soluble or alcohol soluble die instead of stain. However, why would you want to hide that beautiful grain? People would kill to afford quarter sawn white oak today. Why not sand it and use a good medium oak like the flooring was probably finished in originally?

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