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Refinished Hardwoods (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jul 31, 2022 6:40 PM
       Refinished Hardwoods (by plenty [MO]) Jul 31, 2022 7:21 PM
       Refinished Hardwoods (by MikeA [TX]) Jul 31, 2022 9:00 PM
       Refinished Hardwoods (by Nellie [ME]) Jul 31, 2022 9:10 PM
       Refinished Hardwoods (by DJ [VA]) Aug 1, 2022 3:08 PM
       Refinished Hardwoods (by Deanna [TX]) Aug 1, 2022 4:20 PM

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Refinished Hardwoods (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 6:40 PM

Just finished drum sanding and polying hardwood red oak floors which were in pretty good shape to begin with.

Can't say the same for the first duplex we bought. Patches of OSB, etc. I ended up priming and putting on a couple layers of floor paint which seems to be holding up pretty well despite a few scratches.

For the bath/kitchen/laundry areas, VCT.

I must say the floors look pretty good for the first coat of oil poly! AND it went pretty fast between me and hubby!

Refinished Hardwoods (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 7:21 PM

Oh it's so gratifying! Well done! After the third coat you'll have to celebrate! It's work worth the effort! --172.56.xx.xx

Refinished Hardwoods (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 9:00 PM

I really like hardwood floors. I bet they will look even better when you get a couple of more coats on it and it begins to shine.

Refinished Hardwoods (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 9:10 PM

I think hardwood floors are pretty much the most durable floor. There are a couple of situations that can be problematic, but overall, I find them easy to care for. In 18 years in mostly hardwood floors in 6 units I have only had to scuff and put on a new coat occasionally.

Refinished Hardwoods (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 3:08 PM

3 coats of oil poly, and they will be durable as well as beautiful.

I also love to refinish & save wood floors whenever I can.

Refinished Hardwoods (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 4:20 PM

I love my hardwoods. Very durable. They're not a piano-finish, and are very "vintage distressed", but gosh they look good when I've just refreshed them.

One of the early lessons I learned was on a little WWII 2/1 cottage. Everything else was in stickytile, but the living room was still its original 1940's hardwoods. It had a big discoloration from prolonged contact with some rug's backing, so I hired a floor guy I had used on my own house to give it a true refinish, rather than a superficial screening like I'd done on mine. I think the one room ran about $900. But the discoloration was too deep to come out with a sanding, so I had to live with it. The floor was gorgeous, though, despite it. I rented it to a single guy.

When I got it back a year or so later, it was as though it had never been refinished. Ever since then, I've done plenty to make my hardwoods pop, and with good results, but only for the cost of sweat equity and materials. No more floor guys. Two lessons learned, in one go. :)

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