Engineered Wood Floors

Old 01-12-14, 08:12 AM
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Engineered Wood Floors

Hi, My ex used to wrestle with the dogs on our engineered wood kitchen floors. The dog's nails scratched up the floor pretty bad. I plan to retire and sell the house in the next year or two and know that the condition of the floors will be an issue. I'm not sure if I should have the NUMEROUS damaged planks removed and install new ones or have the floors sanded and refinished. The floor is approx. 12 years old, so exchanging planks will probably show a difference in color from new ones. Yet I'm concerned about sanding the engineered wood and having to do the entire room. What is your best recommendation? Of course, cost is a factor.
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Only reason to replace them would be if they had deep stains through the finish into the wood below or there was holes.
It's refinished just like any hardwood floor is.
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If it is engineered and not laminate, you can refinish it. Maybe you could post a few pictures so we can see what you see.
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You could always distress the floor further. These floor types have been in style for at least a decade and I see no signs of it slowing down. Applying any new finish would be the wild card in so far as bonding properly.
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I can't see adhesion being an issue if the existing finish is sanded. Oil base polys do adhere better than their waterbased counterpart but if all the existing finish is sanded off, it shouldn't matter.

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