hardwood under wall to wall


Old 10-14-15, 12:03 PM
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hardwood under wall to wall

Just removed carpeting from two rooms and found beautiful hardwood underneath. The problem is now I have the tack strip and staple holes from the carpet. Can that be repaired, and how do you do that?


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Old 10-14-15, 12:54 PM
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You can see it and we can't. Pull up all the tack strip and staples and see how it looks - might be worth refinishing, might not.
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If the only damage is from the tack strip - it can be filled and sanded. Anything minor is easy to hide with filler.
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Any form of filler is going to show, even the so called "stainable fillers".
Been there done that way to many times trying to show customers.
Old 10-14-15, 06:56 PM
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See above for how to insert pictures.

For me, I would leave it alone until you decide if you want to invest in refinishing. The Paste filler used in refinishing will hide most of the nail holes/bleeding and fill gaps between planks.

The nails holes will always be visible, but just adds character.

If you have a typical White or Red Oak Plank floor from the 50's or earlier, you will not believe how beautiful this can look when refinished.

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