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Forum topic by Rosco169 posted 07-29-2013 07:26 AM 1370 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rosco169

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07-29-2013 07:26 AM

Hello Everyone. I have a hardwood floor in my dinning room that is in need of some repair. The floor is 120 years old but still in pretty good condition. It is a hand pegged oak parquet with a large inlay in several different species of wood. My problem is that it can no longer be sanded as it is just about to the tongue and groove and the high trafic area is quite worn. Does anyone have any suggestions how on to revive this incredible floor.


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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 05:32 AM

oo this is a tough one, usually when someone says sand a floor they mean with a large floor sander that can take away a fair amount of material fairly quickly, You may try lightly hand sanding the high wear spots then recoating, but like I said this one is a tough one.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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richardwootton

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 05:50 AM

I have nothing to add that’s helpful, but wow! That’s a beautiful floor! I would love to know how to recreate that type of work…

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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crippledcarpenter

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 08:36 PM

you may want to try cleaning the floor as well as possible. lightly hand sand the high traffic areas then rent a box sander for the rest of the floor. It is a 2×2 foot flat sander that is used for scuffing the prior surface. it is not aggresive like a belt sander more like a big finish sander. then recoat after you finish the sanding process.

-- haste makes firewood.

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Earlextech

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 08:49 PM

I have 110 year old floors. I’m sure that, like me, you just want it to look good, you aren’t looking for a perfect floor at this point. I would sand with my ROS, just enough, and then finish. Oh yeah, it’s beautiful!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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Shawn Masterson

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 01:12 AM

just a thought could something like that be polished or waxed???

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 02:02 AM

what the guys are talking about is a process called screening. Just scuff enough to allow the wood to accept a new coat of finish. At this point if you don’t have any meat left on the wood then thats about your only option.

Good luck

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Don W

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 02:18 AM

I’d either try the screening or hand sanding and recoating. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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