Add on to existing hardwoods?


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Old 04-01-14, 06:16 AM
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Add on to existing hardwoods?

It is possible to add on to existing hardwood floor and match the wood? Or would you have to completely refinish the floors again if I went that route?
 
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Old 04-01-14, 06:24 AM
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Assuming you aren't referring to prefinished flooring, you just about need to sand down the entire floor. The new has to be sanded to level it out and make it ready for stain. There isn't any practical way to sand down the new without sanding the old where you have laced it in. Getting the color right is just part of the deal.
 
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Old 04-10-14, 09:46 PM
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Ok..man i figured that was the answer. Well what about decreasing the area of my current hardwoods? Is it a complicate process if I were to extend my kitchen tile floor out into my hardwood floor oversized dining room? My kitchen is cramped and I'm trying to figure out my best option to increase its area...
 
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Old 04-11-14, 05:43 AM
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That is a viable option. An oversimplification of the process is to cut a straight line where you want the wood to stop, install a border and lay or tile. The main thing is to figure out the layout of your new kitchen so you know where to make the transition.
 
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Old 04-13-14, 05:56 PM
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Here are a couple pics of my dining room. I have been advised from a couple other posters not to extend kitchen and it is not a good idea to saw the hardwoods and extend out the kitchen floor. Have you ever seen that done?

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...412_012104.jpg

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...412_012132.jpg
 
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Old 04-14-14, 04:25 AM
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The links didn't work

I'm a painter and while I occasionally finish floors and have installed a few for myself/friends I've not done what you propose. I have been on jobs where it was done but don't have firsthand knowledge as to how hard/easy it is or the exact procedure. But as pointed out earlier I can't see the benefit of extending the kitchen floor if the cabinetry isn't brought out as well.
 
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Old 04-14-14, 09:10 PM
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The idea was to extend the floor kitchen floor out so that I could put a cabinet against the long bare well where my kitchen opens to dining room and have that cabinet extend out into the new space, as well as add depth to a section of my cabinet containing the stove so I could add storage and counter space. Possible have a counter top that has a bow shape to it instead of the rectangular shape. As far as the floor goes this is a visual of what im talking about...
 
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Old 04-14-14, 09:16 PM
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The green outline would be the shape of the new counter top we well as the addition of the cabinet along the wall. So that I could take out the cabinets above stove that completely block view into dining room.
 
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Old 04-14-14, 09:20 PM
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Here is an actual pic of the dining room and kitchen...
 
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