Refinishing Original Hardwood Floors Vs. New Engineered Wood Flooring


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Old 09-29-11, 11:02 AM
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Refinishing Original Hardwood Floors Vs. New Engineered Wood Flooring

Hi everyone,

As I begin to embark on ripping out all the old carpet on the 1890 colonial I just purchased, I just had a quick question.

In regards to the cost, value to the home, and what people want to see, would I be better off refinishing the old hardwood flooring underneath the carpet (if possible) or just installing new engineered wood flooring? Thoughts/opinions?

Thanks in advance!

-Luca
 
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Old 09-29-11, 11:15 AM
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If the original hardwood is not damaged and in good shape (other then cosmetic) then refinish the hardwood 100% all the way!
 
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Old 09-29-11, 01:07 PM
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I'm with Tolyn - refinish the original unless the carpet installation caused significant damage to it.
 
 

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