Hardwood floor finishes

Old 03-09-15, 01:36 PM
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Hardwood floor finishes

I'm considering buying a house built in 1958. There are beautiful hardwood floors that were covered in the 70's with shag carpet. The carpet was removed to expose the original flooring that has a hi gloss finish. My question is does anyone know what they may have used for this finish in the late 1950's. I don't believe they used urethane that far back.
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Lacquer was the most common although some used varnish. Shellac is also a possibility.

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