Q: We have prefinished hardwood, birch floor in our home (M*****). Within one week of ownership it was terribly scratched from our small dog. After 3 years now I would like to have it ripped out and tile put in (personally I don’t feel it is a very durable product). However, I was wondering about having it refinished. Will this give it a tougher and stronger finish?
I like the look of the hardwood, just not how delicate it is.
A: I had a birch floor in my kitchen, with the same results. Nice looking floor, however it is softer than oak and has little grain to hide these impressions carved into the surface. It really doesn’t matter how hard the finish is which is applied. That won’t make the wood itself any harder.
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