Advice needed on shining up '60s wood floors

Old 03-17-06, 09:26 PM
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Question Advice needed on shining up '60s wood floors

Hi there,

I'm just finishing doing a rehab which was built in '64.

In '65 the owners put carpeting over all of their wood floors and there it stayed until 6 months ago when we pulled it up. The floors are in great condition barring a few minor scratches here and there, there is not major floor refinishing that I need to do.

I need some advice though on getting the floors buffed up to a decent shine.

First off...removing all of the carpet tack strips has left holes all around the perimeter. What is the best way/product to use to fill them?

What products and methods can I use to instill a nice, shiny look to them? I don't expect them to look like BRAND new refinished floors, but I would like to put a nice buff on them without spending a ton of money. Does Depot rent a tool for this or is this more of a job for being on my hands and knees with a wax of some sort. Any advice is appreciated as I've never done a floor buff before.

Old 03-18-06, 10:06 AM
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From my monitor I can't tell if you have an oil or wax finish now. You may want to hire a wood flooring professional as a consultant, to come to your home and give you some advise.

The nail holes can be filled with a color match wood filler or putty. Filler is creamy, and putty is like play-doe.

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