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help for sun damaged wood floors

Posted by maisoui1 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 26, 10 at 14:37

We recently bought a home which has tons of huge windows which let in loads of light. Unfortunately, the previous owners had areas rugs. There is a dark outline of each area rug on the floors. (In other words, the sun-exposed areas are lighter than where the rugs were.) I have rugs but they are different size and shape so the color difference does show in some areas. The floors are oak and more of a natural finish. It has more of a yellowish hue to it. I am generally partial to darker wood but given how much we lost on our last house I want to do as little in the way of permanent changes as possible. I just used the orange glo refinisher on one section of the floor and it looks good - but of course didn't help the color issue. Is there a tint or gel or polish that I could mix with the refinisher to polish the floor to sort of darken the color? If the color could be improved by a few shades, I would be happy. I am trying to avoid refinishing the entire house.

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RE: help for sun damaged wood floors

I'm sure other people will chime in but to my knowledge the only way to get rid of all those lines would be to sand and refinish the floor.

RE: help for sun damaged wood floors

The color differences will even out in a few months.

RE: help for sun damaged wood floors

I agree -- it should even out in time. Our master bath has an oak floor and skylights. We had a rug in front of the sink for years, and when we eventually got rid of the rug the floor was a different color underneath. You can't see it at all now. I can't remember how long it took though, sorry. If you can live with it for a while, it ought to be fine.

RE: help for sun damaged wood floors

Yup. It will even out with time.

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