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Old 06-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Can someone please tell me whether or not I can redo these floors, myself?

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Sure.....

What are you wanting to do to them?

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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!
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Rent a sander and refinish them.
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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.
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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.
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Or option #3 use anything but laminate.
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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.
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I've done two laminate floors in the past would avoid them like the plague.

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