hardwood floor (refinishing)


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Old 05-30-05, 08:28 AM
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hardwood floor (refinishing)

When my husband built our home 18 years ago he built a beautiful hardwood floor and even put about 3000 black walnut plugs in it. It is made of oak and we refinished it about a year ago using high traffic floor poly. With 3 children still at home, 4 grandchilren and 2 dogs it is already cratched terribly. We need some type of finish that will hold up to everyday living without the worry is there such a thing?
Judy
 
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Old 05-30-05, 11:30 AM
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Some brands preform better than others. Satin will show scratches and wear less than glossier finishes will.
 
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Old 05-31-05, 05:21 PM
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That is the nature of wood. People tend to say the water borne finishes are tougher. Like the previous post, satin will hide scratches better.
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Bryan
 
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Old 05-31-05, 07:53 PM
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What do they use on school gym floors? or is that just the buffing that keeps them nice?
 
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Old 06-01-05, 06:35 AM
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Wax and buffing keeps the gym floors looking good. Also since you spend more time in your home you notice what is wrong with the floor unlike the gym where you spend most of your time on the game, kids etc.
 
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Old 06-05-05, 05:02 PM
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Refinishing hardwood floors

Go to www.nofma.org for refinishing instructions.

Water-based polyurethane tends to be popular because of low odor and quick drying. It tends to be more easily scratched. Oil-based finishes tend to be more durable, take longer to dry between coats, are smelly, and tend to be more durable. But, they tend to amber (yellow) with age.

If current finish held up for 18 years, I would tend to go with the original finish. It is sounds awesome. In high-traffic homes, the usual refinish is every 3-5 years.
 
 

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