Old wood floors

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Old 12-29-03, 01:39 PM
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Question Old wood floors

I have a home that is about 100 years old. The wood work throughout the house seems to be oak. I know it is a hard wood.

It has a beautiful reddish hue to it. The wood flooring no longer seems to have any sealant on it. - If I sand it down before putting a sealant on it - will it loose it's nice redish coloring that matches the woodwork? If so, how agrivating will it be to stain three rooms? What did they use on the wood to make the wood look this way?

Any suggestions or hints would be appreciated.
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Old 12-29-03, 06:42 PM
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need more info.......

The floor probably has a poly or laq. on it. that is what gives it the brilliance and brings out the color.

If you sand it down you will have to restain the whole floor and re poly it.

expect to spend 3 to 4 days. 1 sanding - at least 1 staining and 1 to 2 days working the poly.

Good Luck
 
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