Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Refinishing Hardwood Floors

The moment of truth has arrived, I've started stripping the floors down to bare wood.

You can see the heavy finish and staining in spots.  This is the room with the most damage to the floor and will be the most challenging to refinish.

As the time goes by, the work starts to accumulate and I get closer to bare floor.

This image is of the north bedroom, down to bare wood and ready for fine sanding.  Now, to get the living room and dining room stripped. The gloss is actually light from the window, not finish on the floor.  The tones and patina are gorgeous and are the reward for the hard work.

I continue to have staining on the south bedroom floor but tried bleaching it with hydrogen peroxide last night, we'll see what it looks like today.  One more day should see the heavy sanding done, then I'll switch to a pad sander and start the finish work.

We've had a minor setback in that the closet doors are going to have to be custom made but we have a great vendor that does that so it should just be a few days.  I'm looking forward to the finished product!

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