Q: How long do I need to wait before putting the rugs back on a newly refinished (oil based) hardwood floor? The manufacture suggests 3 days before replacing the furniture, but what about the rugs?
A: 3 Days seems long to wait to replace furniture. I would suggest 2 weeks before putting area rugs back. Oil based finishes take 2-3 weeks to fully cure. That may sound ominous, but really, most of the cure is accomplished in the first 3 days to a week. By leaving area rugs off, you will not be impeding the final process. Not really a huge deal.
Rugs and floors and colours
We have bought a condo in downtown Toronto. Our engineered "*****" hardwood floors are various colours where area rugs have been previously placed. Would your refinishing process be able to be used on this type of hardwood floor? How much would it cost for a room approximately 10 feet wide…
Can area rugs discolour hardwood floors?
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Rugs with silicone backing
Is it safe to place small rugs, i.e., runner with a non skid type backing on newly refinished hardwood floor?
Sand or replace
I just bought a house (1949) in Toronto that has 3/8" strip hardwood. From the other Q and A I can see that this type of floor can withstand 2 (maybe 3) sandings over its lifetime. How can I tell if there is still a sanding left in these floors?…
Repairing dents in wood floors
We recently moving into an old historic home. We placed felt protectors or coasters made to protect wood flooring on all of our furniture. I have discovered some dents in the wood when cleaning the floors. Is there a way to repair these places? We are renting and I am…
When to put furniture and area rugs back
We are stripping our red oak floors to save on sanding, but after we strip them should we lightly sand them or buff them? We are then just putting poly on. When all is said and done, how long do we need to wait before we can put furniture back?