I would like to redo my hardwood floor

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  • FL FL on Aug 10, 2017
    I think that will be a great project that will not only make the place look great but will increase your home's value! here is a site with step by step instructions plus illustrations! http://www.wikihow.com/Refinish-Wood-Floors  ; Good luck!

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 10, 2017
    Do you want to refinish or change it? If it's hardwood, it can be sanded and re-stained if it is in good condition.

  • K K on Aug 10, 2017
    Big job. Get some estimates from floor refinishers. Then say to yourself, “Wow, for that price maybe I should do it myself.”
    Check the cost of the sander you will need to rent. Consider how much sandpaper and handwork you need to do around the edges. Price the finish you will be applying. Don’t forget the cost of brushes and cleanup. Consider how much you make per hour on your job (or how much time you have during the kids’ school and/or nap time) and estimate how many hours this job will take. Double that estimate - no, triple it. Add your trips for equipment and supplies. Double that.
    Consider the pride and pleasure you’ll have doing it yourself - and, yes, you will probably save some money in the process. Put the costs and effort on a pro and con list.
    Enjoy your beautiful new floor!

  • Terry Lee Dorkins Terry Lee Dorkins on Aug 10, 2017
    If they're real hardwood... you can have them sanded and re-finished.

  • Emily Emily on Aug 10, 2017
    Oak hardwood floors in our downstairs, 2 living rooms and dining room. The dining room floor next to the kitchen was grooved, I guess from water getting on it from kitchen. Anyway at the time it was my belief that the floor could not be sanded. The d.r. and sitting room are separated only by pocket doors which are usually in the walls so I chose to paint diamonds on the floors of those two rooms. This was surprisingly easy as I painted white coat first, then took 12" tile and found the center of the dining room, centered the tile there, drew around it and continued on. Then painted every other tile brown. You should mark the tiles first cause it is easy to get confused! I am a big fan of painted floors.

  • Tina Horn Tina Horn on Aug 10, 2017
    Refinishing hardwood floors is a huge endeavor. If you've never done it before, get a professional. If the wood is worn, sanding may result in wood that is too thin to be functional. Using a floor sander is not going to reach into corners or all the way to the baseboards. This is probably one project to leave to professionals if you are not comfortable with your floor sanding skills.