Q: My hardwood floor was refinished with something called Rejuvenate floor refresher. Unfortunately, the grooves between the slats were not cleaned and look dirty. What can I do or use?
A: I think you will need your floors professionally sanded. After all, if you felt the floors needed this DIY coating then they must have started looking rather shabby. The problem with prefinished floors is the bevel. How to deal with those? It’s going to cost you some money, but it’s worth it if well done.
Marks in the rejuvenate floor polish
Semi-related Q: We moved into a new house with hardwood floors throughout. We have been using rejuvenate floor polish now for six years. The floor is starting to show scuff marks and shoe marks. It looks like it’s in the rejuvenate and not in the actual wood. How do I get rid of these marks? Is it possible to fix small areas without having to do the whole floor?
A: I honestly don’t have any experiences with these products. I would check their web site or contact the manufacturer. It is likely that a good cleaner for polyurethane would help these coatings too. Such products are made by Polo Plaz, Bona Kemi, Basic Coatings, Boa-Franc and Swing Paints at circa1850.com to name but a few. These are cleaners that help to remove residue but evaporates rapidly and leaves no film behind.
Finishing hand scrapped floor
Q: I oil rubbed a hand scraped oak floor. The rough grain is dull, while the closed (smoother) areas are shiny. I need to make it look uniform. Less shine. Any thoughts? I am a flooring contractor, so I do have the equipment. A: Well, of course the open grain,…
We are finishing our basement. It is cement and we are considering putting in a sub-floor, in-floor heating, and then installing cork flooring or tile. Which is the better option? Weâ€™re leaning towards the cork; however, will the cork flooring be durable enough in the event of a septic tank…
Finishing a wood slice floor
Q: I just did a wood slice floor. Should I seal the wood before I poly it, and then grout? Or grout first, then seal and poly? A: Forgive me but I've been at this trade many years and have never heard of a wood slice floor. Please explain. Follow-up:…
Applying gloss before satin when finishing floor
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Shimmying up a sloping floor to level
I have a sloping floor, from both edges to center is 11/2 inches, it seems to be around the chimney, but from the basement the rafters seem tight and not sloping. I was thinking of putting 4 adjustable jacks around the chimney and jacking the floor up slowly so not…
Damaged parquet floor
I want to replace some damaged parquet floor (four square feet) in our living room using undamaged flooring from a closet. Is this possible and what process would you suggest?