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Forum topic by algator posted 09-29-2014 08:27 AM 805 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2014 08:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question refinish hardwoods

I just moved to the Tampa area & have a large home with a lot of hardwoods in really bad condition, as you can see. My question is: would it be better to tear them out and start over, or call a flooring company in the area that specializes in hardwoods, like Yeager Flooring to take a look at the situation and perhaps refinish them?

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#1 posted 09-29-2014 08:47 AM

get a belt sander and clean up a couple of square yards, if it looks ok get a professional to sand and refinish.
A vintage floor with some marks left will add character to the house.

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 11:17 AM

They rent plainer for hard wood floors.


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#3 posted 09-29-2014 12:56 PM

Go with a pro flooring shop. You’ll be bucks ahead, and won’t have the headaches.


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#4 posted 09-29-2014 02:26 PM

We have an old house in St Pete and over the years we have done some ourselves and hired some out. If they haven’t been done to many times they will turn out fine.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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