Simplest way to convert glossy hardwood floor to flat/matte?

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Old 05-17-14, 08:14 AM
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Simplest way to convert glossy hardwood floor to flat/matte?

I have a (newer) Oak hardwood floor with the typical slightly glossy finish. No stain, natural.

Is there a trick in the trade for an easy conversion to a flat/matte/satin finish? Trying to avoid to go though a complete re-finish.
 
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Old 05-17-14, 02:28 PM
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Scuff sand the existing finish and apply a satin finish. Do you know what type of finish is currently on the wood? It's best to apply oil over oil and waterbased over waterbased.
 
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Old 05-18-14, 07:02 AM
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Not sure what finish I have. It is a prefinished Bruce.
What are they typically using?

What sand paper would I use for "scuff sanding"? 220?
 
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Old 05-18-14, 09:37 AM
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An oil base poly should do ok over the factory finish although it won't be as hard [scratch resistant] as the factory finish. I don't know if you can get the same type of coating they used

220 grit would be fine.
 
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