Refinishing the Hardwood pt. 2

March 31st, 2008

I called in the experts – the Hardwood Experts.

It was insane to think I could do the floors myself after checking out the equipment and reading up on the process. My hands were so bruised from scrapping the kitchen floor that it seemed impossible to sand down the 1000 sq. ft of white oak flooring in the house. I have never made a better decision. Three guys came out and sanded and sealed the floors for $1.70 a sq ft. Plus, they patched in a damaged board and filled the dings in for free. They were courteous, helpful, on time, and very professional. They also did the whole thing in 2 days!

(look how dark the floors were stained!)

(This is right after they started sanding and throwing down some patches)

(They had to sand the white paint off the floors in each bedroom. The poor plaster wall, it came off the cement bricks about 4 inches – so we had to tear it down, and we will rebuild.)

(bags of sawdust from the sanding)

It turned out beautiful – and if anything goes wrong with the urethane in the next year they will come out and fix it for free.

Final results:

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  1. 50s Pam on 04/01/2008:

    You are so handy! I am impressed, and the oak floors look so classic and beautiful!

  2. Crystal on 02/04/2011:


    We refinished our floors ourselves and it almost ruined us! It took us a month to do. A month! The entire house was covered in old linoleum. And tar paper. I almost had a nervous breakdown after tearing out the linoleum.

    But, we emerged unscathed. Bruised and battered, but with beautiful floors.

    Probably not as beautiful as yours though. Le sigh.

  3. Jing on 12/13/2015:

    Dag nabbit good stuff you whenperspappirs!

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