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Asked on May 10, 2017

What to do to obtain even colour and texture of wood floor?



The carpet in middle of hall on wood floor is fixed with glue to floor. The wood floor on either side is beautiful and in good condition. When carpet was lifted the wood below is "bare" nothing on it. "Raw wood". What do I do to obtain even colour and texture of wood?
5 answers
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 10, 2017

    ugh! I never understand why people do that! I would sand the stained areas down, lightly sand the raw wood and then restain the whole thing. Particularly helpful if you consider a darker stain, if the color difference is still noticeable. You may need to go over the center area a second time to try and get them to match up better. Then seal with your preferred top coat.
  • William
    on May 10, 2017

    I agree with GMA! As a former home builder a lot of builders did stuff like that to cut corners and cost. Of course I never did. Like covering up construction grade wood stairs with carpeting. Cheap builder grade cabinets with beautiful fronts, etc. Trying to match a stain color is almost impossible.
  • Serai
    on May 11, 2017

    I don't understand why people do that. I hope you're able to make it beautiful! Wood floors deserve to be shown off!
  • Landsharkinnc
    on May 11, 2017

    Think your best bet is to start over...refinish the entire area...stain. Seal
  • Margaret
    on May 22, 2017

    I lived in a very old apartment building once. The owners sanded the wood floors down to a clean layer of wood then sealed it. It looked very fresh and elegant, brightened up an otherwise plain little apartment.
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