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need suggestions for this old floor

Posted by carol0512 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 12, 12 at 14:07

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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RE: need suggestions for this old floor

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

RE: need suggestions for this old floor

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.

RE: need suggestions for this old floor

Perfect candidate for scraping and waterlox instead of sanding and polyurethane.

RE: need suggestions for this old floor

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.

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