The best way to makes Hardwood floor look new again?

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  1. Jan 26, 2010 #1

    Superpack

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    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.

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    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).
     
  3. Jan 26, 2010 #3

    GregC

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    Good answer above! All depends on how bad it is and what you want out of it. Look, color etc. Good luck ;) GregC
     
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    Thanks "Con65" for great advice

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  5. Jan 29, 2010 #5

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    Totally agree with you on this Con65! We usually do this on our floor when it gets pretty old after a few years. :p
     
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    Yep, that sounds pretty standard. depending on the foot traffic it gets you may opt for the screening.
     

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