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mandymarleann
1940 wood floor help

We recently had a house fire. When we pulled up the carpet there was nice wiood flooring under it. I love it, but the spaces between some of the boards are wider than usual. A dime can fit inbetween with a little space left over. I want to refinish these floors but my husband (union carpenter) says that there is no way. He wants to get laminate, and I absolutly hate the look of that. It looks so fake. Yet we don't have much $ to spend on it. Is there any way for us to fix these? Please help

Timothy Miller
Re: 1940 wood floor help

Howdy, here in Southern OR lots of cottage and victorian homeowners are just leaving the inperfections in the flooring and putting a stain and urathane on the floor. I like the look.
I am going to do this to the t&G floor in my 105 year old grand home in Nebraska. Another advantage is that if you marr the floor a little your heart doest not skip a beat becasue the floor has imperfections....

mandymarleann
Re: 1940 wood floor help
Timothy Miller wrote:

Howdy, here in Southern OR lots of cottage and victorian homeowners are just leaving the inperfections in the flooring and putting a stain and urathane on the floor. I like the look.
I am going to do this to the t&G floor in my 105 year old grand home in Nebraska. Another advantage is that if you marr the floor a little your heart doest not skip a beat becasue the floor has imperfections....

Well we just need to convince my husband now!

A. Spruce
Re: 1940 wood floor help

I would consult with a hardwood flooring installer or refinisher as to what can be done. You may be able to replace damaged boards with those from a back closet or other unobtrusive place. Gaps may be able to be filled, then the floor is sanded and refinished, blending it all together.

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