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Old 02-14-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Can this floor be restored?

This is an old oak floor that had Armstrong self-stick on it for years. I just removed the last of it (except for what is under the cabinets and stove). I used mineral spirits for this. Now my wife is thinking about sanding and refinishing it after originally saying she didn't want oak in the kitchen.

I'm just wondering how much sanding I would have to do do get down to good wood. Also I have pictured problem areas that will need replacement boards.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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Can this floor be restored?

Yes--maybe---You need a few new boards woven in---the dark stained areas might not sand out--
--hard to tell in the photos----Call a good floor finisher to give you an opinion--

Sanding and finishing hardwood floors is not a good DIY project--the pros do it so cheaply (and so well)that it is one job where having it done is usually cheaper than doing it yourself.

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