How To Redo Old Hardwood Floors
How to Refinish a Wood Floor Without Sanding (under 1 hour) How to Refinish Hardwood Floors without Sanding - Duration: This Old House 3,096,644 views.
Deciding whether to refinish or replace the wood floor in your home? There are pros and cons to either choice. Read on to see how one expert weighed his options and made the right move.
So lets say you want to refinish your floor using the method outlines in How To Refinish a Wood Floor Without Sanding. Ideally you really want to identify whether or not the floor has been finished with a wax/oil based product or a polyurethane/acrylic based product.
If the floor is old, there may be several layers, and each layer has the ability to gum up the sandpaper and frustrate your sanding efforts. "How to Refinish a Parquet Wood Floor." Home Guides
If your floor is thinner than 3/4", you may want hire a pro to avoid accidentally sanding down to the subfloor. A tongue and groove floor cannot be sanded as many times as a plank floor. Some newer floors are as thin as 1/4" and cannot be refinished. If your hardwood floor is underneath another floor covering, the old floor has to be removed.
How to Refinish Wood Floors without Sanding. I love our antique heart pine floors! They are beautifully distressed. The round pegs and square nails securing them in place add loads of character. However, the square nails sit flush with the surface preventing us from ever being able to refinish them with a sander.