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Old 02-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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Getting ready ro refinish my hardwoods, I would like to add to it as well...


looks to be oak to me

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:49 PM   #17
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It looks like oak to me as well.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:05 AM   #18
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Most people around here put in the tile and think its an improvement,,,WHY take out the tile??(looks good to ME)
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #20
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Most people around here put in the tile and think its an improvement,,,WHY take out the tile??(looks good to ME)
I'm surprised you think so. Looks awful to me. Old, outdated, stained.
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The tile job there has probably done its' job. There was no attempt to make any sort of design for it, just lay 'em down and go. Some of the new tiles and trims are really excellent, so if you have an artistic talent for that sort of thing, and since there is already plywood there, why not. You will need to put a new CBU down first, sounds like there may not have been one there last time. This will raise the floor level 1/4" or so. Hey, it's your house and your dime, so do whatever pleases you the most.
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Looks like RED oak to me.
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red or white stained darker, yup, (kinda hard to tell) but for sure oak.

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I love the look of hardwood, even in the kitchen. But you must be mentally prepared for dents and scratches to occur. If those things are really going to bother you, then I would revist the tile idea.

But if you are comfortable with a little character added to your hardwood floors then go for it.

Like when Auntie Jane got drunk and dropped a wine glass on the floor.

Or you put your fridge back into its location immediately after the hardwood installation and find the legs left depressions in the hardwood because they slipped off of the plastic runner. (this one really did happen to both my brother and sister).

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I'm reviving this old thread because I never actually got around to the project yet. I will this spring however. So I am thinking about sanding all existing floors, installing the new unfinished flooring, staining a nice Brazilian Cherry, and urethaning with Bona Traffic. Since the floor will be continuous throughout the first floor, I won't have thresholds. The transition area in the second pic is simple since the boards are going the same direction and the new install goes next to the existing... however, the first pic shows the transition between the dining room and the kitchen in which the boards will installed end to end with the old flooring... how should I handle this? Will I have to pull up all the old floor boards that end at that transition and cut them with staggered joints? Otherwise, there will be a straight line of joints right at the transition.

Also, does unfinished flooring mean that there is no urethane, or no urethane and no stain? If it is just the former, I'd be better off sanding the new flooring too correct?


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