(Hardwood Floor Refurbishing)... floor still have hope?

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Old 07-13-14, 02:55 PM
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(Hardwood Floor Refurbishing)... floor still have hope?

Hello i'm new to this forum i'm here because I'd like your opinions on the condition of this hardwood flooring in the living room/ dining room. I've never refinished floors before but already removed all the staples(form carpet) and a bunch of nails.

There's still a lot of nails around the edges and i'm pretty sure it won't be too pretty after I rip them out. I was wondering if I should just sand around the edges by hand.

The videos will show the floor is sqeaky and a little soft in some spots is this floor even worth salvaging?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2iBHNrp7dw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKG9R8fCCeg
 
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Old 07-13-14, 02:58 PM
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This lighter areas are hydrogen peroxide I used on pet stains to disinfect the floor. I hope I didn't screw it up more!
 
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Old 07-13-14, 04:12 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Have you determined what the size and spacing of the framing is of the room in question where the bounce is? Also how thick is the subflooring. You can look under a floor register to determine that. The bounce may be to inadequate framing, or weak floor boards.
 
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Old 07-13-14, 05:34 PM
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The black stains may or may not come out. No way to tell in a video. They may go too deep.
 
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Old 07-15-14, 11:10 AM
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I'm just wondering if most of the floor can be salvaged. I just want to balance the floor out and make it look decent doesn't have to be perfect. The nails are annoying because they have heads that are just big enough where I probably can't pound them deeper but they're also a pain to pull out.
 
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A closer look under the floor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNl3...ature=youtu.be


Trying to decide if I should start sanding this floor, looks like some type of floating floor?
 
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Old 07-19-14, 09:11 AM
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Vinyl?

I might just throw some luxury vinyl over the floor, gotta do something. This is for my parents duplex and the unit has been sitting empty a long time. They could be getting much needed income from this rental space.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 02:58 PM
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Luxury vinyl such as Allure is really easy to lay, cuts with a knife, sticks to itself quite well, and has a good wearable surface. We laid about 1000 sf a few weeks ago, and I was surprised how fast it went.
 
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I'm sanding the floor, it's red oak and has never been sanded.

This will be a lot cheaper and look a lot better than doing the tile.
 
 

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