hardwood refinishing

Old 03-07-06, 11:30 AM
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hardwood refinishing

I've got a hardwood floor with numerous pet urine stains, which I'm sure will require a good amount of sanding. Any tips for a first-time refinisher? Should I attempt to bleach the stains if they persist after sanding?
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Pet stains that have settled deep into hardwood flooring most often cannot be removed by sanding and/or bleaching. Options include staining the floor a darker color in attempt to camouflage the stains or replacing boards with boards from inconspicuous area. Many refinishers will not take a job where pet stains are involved because sanding activates the breath-taking ammonia in urine.

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