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Re: Restoring 1939 oak flooring issues

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (ct-waterbury1b-56.wtrbct.adelphia.net)
Date: 6/29/4 14:09

In Response To: Re: Restoring 1939 oak flooring issues (James Schooley)

Having to wash a large floor with an ammonia solution, and then bleach with a water based Oxalic acid solution and mop that up, is a large amount of work, and then will likely result in raising the grain of the floor necessitating sanding.It can also remove alot of the character of the floor in an old home, and even result in a blotchy look if not done carefully. The floor may become quite light, and if sanding is then required, this will lighten it and "clean" it even more. In an older home, after refinishing, the floors should look "old", or that is show some character with their new finish protecting the surface.....It all depends on the look you desire.....and the amount of work you're willing to do and/or pay for. Experiment in a closet if you can.

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