1956 Split Level in PA
Living room/Dining Room approx 20' x 30' total space
Floors are white oak and approx 3" wide
Front door and back door open onto wood floors
We have 2 dogs. Try to keep nails trims but ya know how that goes...
Speaking of...they will come flying down the stairs, hit a corner, dig in for traction, make a right, and shoot out the back door.
We have a 3x9 carpet at the back door and plan on putting "something" around the corner the navigate.
We like the natural finish of the wood so we will not be staining just sealing.
I have already done a 9x12 bedroom in the house. Minimal traffic. I used Varathane sealer from Lowes.
Came out pretty nice IMO.
We will stay at the in-laws while work is being done so odor/dry time is not "too" much of an issue.
That being said...I think 3-4 days at the in-laws is max we want to deal with.
Who has any suggestions for sealing? Oil vs Water.... Brands...etc.
I have seen a lot of talk about Bona Traffic but am not sure where to get it.
I found one place online. It was approx $78 per gallon. We want to do a good job and that kind of money is not out of the question but would like to stay under that.
I "think" I saw one post from 2006 where Big Dave talked about putting down Zinnzer sealer? then a water based finish.
Can anyone or Big Dave expand on this?
And back to the stairs... How does someone like me sand the vertical part of the stair.
Not the part you step on the "toe kick"? Does that need to be hand scraped? Is there a tool to rent?
Forgot this also. The floors creek. We have been setting the popped nails but when we set one - the one next to it pops up. Arrgghh..
Are there ring shanked or spiral shanked nails to use for this?
Lemme know if the creeking floor should be another thread...