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bfan781 11-30-2010 08:54 AM

Refinishing Hardwood Floors When to have done
I am doing a complete remodel on a second floor. I have done most of the work myself. Getting close to be completed. I plan to hire someone to do the floor over. Hardwood floors, sand and poly. All the trim is in place. Ceilings are finished. Walls are primed. Should I have the floors refinished before I install baseboards and paint walls or fully complete the walls and hang baseboard before the floors are refinished? Will the baseboards get banged up if I do them first by the sanders? What makes more sense?

bubbler 12-05-2010 08:53 AM

I'm bumping this because I have the same questions... we're re-finishing the HW on our first floor, trying to decide when to do it.

I def. want to do it after the plumbers/electricians and kitchen cabinet people have finished because I want to avoid scuffing the new floor.

I was planning to remove my baseboard trim, have everything finished, paint the walls, then re-attach and touch up the trim as needed.

Floor Doc 12-05-2010 10:04 AM

Leave the base off till the floor is refinished .
You can paint the walls .

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