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sstinson24 06-18-2013 10:16 AM

Can I really do this myself?
 
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Can someone please tell me whether or not I can redo these floors, myself?

ddawg16 06-18-2013 10:19 AM

Sure.....

What are you wanting to do to them?

sstinson24 06-18-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1203242)
Sure.....

What are you wanting to do to them?

I want to refinish. I was told to use this floor as a sub floor and put a laminate floor on top of it!

sublime2 06-18-2013 10:31 AM

Rent a sander and refinish them.

ddawg16 06-18-2013 10:41 AM

If that is in fact your sub-floor (nothing else below it), then that is basically just soft pine.

You 'could' sand it down and refinish it....but your going to have issues with all those gaps.

A pic from further back would give us a better idea...but I have a pretty good idea of what it will look like.

Personal opinion....if funds are tight...keep an eye out for flooring sales at HD or Lowes....there are some 'decent' snap together laminate floor systems you can get for around $1/sq ft....its one of those things you can do in a day...and you should get about 10-15 years out of it.

Oso954 06-18-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sstinson24 (Post 1203249)
I want to refinish. I was told to use this floor as a sub floor and put a laminate floor on top of it!

You choice is either (1)refinish the floor (which is questionable without repair) or (2) use it as a subfloor and lay laminate over it.

If you pick choice #2, there is no need to "refinish". Although, some prep work might be required.

ToolSeeker 06-19-2013 05:32 PM

Or option #3 use anything but laminate.

oh'mike 06-19-2013 07:06 PM

There are a lot of real,3/4" oak .prefinished floors in the $4.00 a square foot range----this is a project that requires some tools and skills,but is done by many homeowners with great results.

ChrisDIY 07-01-2013 02:37 PM

I've done two laminate floors in the past would avoid them like the plague.


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