Sand the whole floor?


Old 06-12-02, 10:44 AM
foul h2o
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Question Sand the whole floor?

I am moving into a new home. I am planning on refinishing a wood floor in a bedroom. The floor appears to be in good shape except around the edges look to be lightly stained/discolored from ware. I think the room use to have a rug that left the outsides of the floor uncovered approx 18". Should I try to sand just around the edges or the entire surface? I have tried cleaning the floor with mineral spirits and some of the discoloration came up but there is still a definite line around the floor.

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Old 06-13-02, 01:49 PM
Ken fisher
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For best results I'd have to suggest in refinishing the entire area.
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Refinishing the whole is the way to go! For refinishing info, including the National Oak Flooring Manufacturer's Finishing Manual, go to
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You are correct with your assumption of the carpet. The outer floor was exposed to sunlight and wear. If you do refinish it, there will likely still be a difference in the color of the wood. That's just the nature of wood.
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