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Superpack 01-26-2010 02:13 AM

The best way to makes Hardwood floor look new again?
 
I have Solid Hardwood floor, it is Ten Year old. I have wondered about that, can anybody recommend me the best way to make it look new again.

Best Regards,

Con65 01-26-2010 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Superpack (Post 39569)
I have Solid Hardwood floor, it is Ten Year old. I have wondered about that, can anybody recommend me the best way to make it look new again.

Best Regards,

A lot depends on what is wrong with it.

The 'best way' is to sand off the old finish and apply a complete new finish.

But you have other alternatives depending on the condition of the floor. These alternatives include: (a) a good cleaning; (b) a power buffing; (c) a process called screening which roughs the finish so you can apply a new finish; and I've seen (but never used) some kits that claim to resore finishes.

A ten year old floor usually does not need complete refinishing (unless my grandchildren have been on it for an hour).

GregC 01-26-2010 09:11 AM

Good answer above! All depends on how bad it is and what you want out of it. Look, color etc. Good luck ;) GregC

Superpack 01-28-2010 12:43 AM

Thanks "Con65" for great advice

Best Regards,

frozenstar 01-28-2010 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Con65 (Post 39578)

The 'best way' is to sand off the old finish and apply a complete new finish.

Totally agree with you on this Con65! We usually do this on our floor when it gets pretty old after a few years. :P

lightingking 02-03-2010 03:28 PM

Yep, that sounds pretty standard. depending on the foot traffic it gets you may opt for the screening.


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