Alternatives to refinishing?

Old 11-09-05, 12:40 PM
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Alternatives to refinishing?

My wife and I just bought our new (first) home with beautiful 2 1/4" white oak floors. The current finish has a little bit of life in it. I poured a teaspoon of water onto the floor by the front door, and after a minute it soaked in a little and left a dark spot that soon disappeared. However, I fear that our 2 year old son who is prone to spilling juice would soon wreak damage on these 75 year old floors.

I want to preserve the aged character of these floors, and down want to sand and refinish. What other options do we have? The home inspector said we could put down a stripper and then roll on a new coat of poly, but I'm not familiar with the process or what are good brands to use.

Any advice is welcome.

Old 11-09-05, 08:41 PM
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As old as they are, they may have the old waxed finish on them and just need a good waxing and buffing???

It does sound like it is past time for a screen and recoat if they are urethane finished.

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