Parquet Flooring Question


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Old 09-15-11, 08:19 AM
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Parquet Flooring Question

I have the square parquet flooring that was put down in the early 80's. It has the finish worn off in places and the stain bleached out by the sun in others. Can I apply a stain/sealer to the entire floor. I am selling and don't want to sand/stain/seal if I don't have to.....
 
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Old 09-15-11, 09:11 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I can't imagine this floor looking good with the issues you described unless you sanded and at least applied polyurethane to the whole thing.
 
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Old 09-15-11, 09:29 AM
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I agree with Mitch, you have to start with an even playing field and the original finish needs to go in order to put stain or poly on it. It isn't the end of the world, and if you are selling, that floor would stand out like a carnival in the desert once it is finished. Could make a difference.
 
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Old 09-15-11, 10:20 AM
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Most parquet floors aren't thick enough to handle a lot of sanding although I've heard they can be sanded down to raw wood, stained and refinished ..... But only once!!

I'd experiment with the sun bleached areas - sand them lightly and wipe it clean with a wet thinner rag. If that makes it look close to the rest of the floor color, I'd then lightly sand the entire floor, remove the dust and apply a couple of coats of poly. If that doesn't work - you'll likely need to completely sand and refinish or replace
 
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Ok...new question. Any problem using an orbital sander with 100grit paper?
 
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That should work fine
 
 

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