Hardwood Floor, Biggest Mess Ever

Old 07-08-15, 10:28 PM
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Hardwood Floor, Biggest Mess Ever

I'm about to try and DIY a lot of my house and I'm doing extensive research beforehand. My biggest problem is the wood floor in my living room! Its a mess with scratches and cripes and dents, and when I say a mess Im talking every square foot is covered.
I moved in here 2 years ago and the floor was already laid, I have no idea what type it is or anything, I just know that with cats, furniture scraping over the floor, general scratches and other events its gotten terrible. Ive been ill for some time so I haven't paid much attention.
Ive been told it all needs sanding out and then waxing, but I have a feeling its more than that.
Old 07-09-15, 02:49 AM
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Welcome to the forums! You may want to fill out your profile so we can know where you are located. Often times local information can be given that would save a lot of time and energy. It would also help if you were to post a couple of pictures showing what you have. That way we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
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Ive been told it all needs sanding out and then waxing, but I have a feeling its more than that.
Sanding is the only way to get rid of the scratches/dents but normally you'd restain [or not] and apply 2-3 coats of poly, not wax. Look forward to seeing the pics.
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We'll wait on the pictures but be warned that not all 'wood' flooring can be sanded.

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