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Restoring faded perimeter of hardwood floor


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09-03-13, 09:05 AM   #1  
Restoring faded perimeter of hardwood floor

Just pulled up area rugs covering a 50-year-old red oak floor. The floor is in beautiful condition with a deep red color and rich patina. The problem is the 12" wide strip around the perimeter that wasn't covered by the rug - it is dull, faded, and has some white water spots. Is there a way that I can restore/revitalize the perimeter area without having to sand the entire floor and lose the otherwise beautifully aged finish?

 
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09-03-13, 01:07 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums!

Pics might be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
While you might be able to make it look better than it does now, the odds are any partial finish job will be noticeable.


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09-04-13, 04:08 PM   #3  
here are pictures of the floor


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5&l=29090ebe87

 
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09-05-13, 03:00 AM   #4  
Not as bad as I had envisioned. Wax might restore some of the luster [but would need to be removed if you do any refinishing] I'm not sure it's possible to eliminate the difference short of sanding the entire floor and applying fresh poly.


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09-05-13, 10:28 AM   #5  
I think time will fade the difference but if you can't wait as long as it takes, I would sand the entire floor and add a fresh coat of polyurethane, as Mark suggested.

 
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