A-Max Hardwood got a call from a lady to have her hardwood refinished. The house was occupied by a family for over 20 years and they were unable to refinish the floors till recently. They also wanted to tear out the old linoleum flooring to expose the hardwood under it for a cleaner and more appealing aesthetic. They were unsure if the floors could be refinished to its original beauty after 20 years. We went over what was to be expected. The gaps in the floor could all be filled and matched to the floor, some stains would come out and others would be more faint, hardwood with tar/paint/glue would be cleaned off and match the other flooring perfectly and the damaged boards could be replaced for a more beautiful finished product.
Below you can see the before pictures that include the gaps, the linoleum with tar under it, paint/stains on the floor.
The pictures below are after we were done refinishing the floor. You can tell a huge difference and the homeowner was impressed with what became of her floor. The gaps were gone, linoleum removed and the damage boards were replaced.
How We Did It
- Flatten the floor with a Hummel Belt sander at 40/60 grit
- Fill the floor with “wood cement” & install wood chips at bigger gaps
- Installed ripper board to close gap at baseboards
- Edge the floor matching the Hummel/trio
- Trio the Floor to flatten it as much as possible
- Lay 3 coats on the floor for protection
No matter the floor condition, it can always look better then you imagined. It truly is amazing how much different a floor can look once the dirt, grime, paint, tar, stains, and other marks are removed.