Q: I read the question about the differences between laminate, hardwood and pre-finished. As noted, the prefinished allows for the possibility of spills going through the slats. Can prefinished hardwood be sealed to avoid this problem?
A: No. Prefinished floors offer serious challenges to re coating because of the type of finish and the bevel edges. If you want a floor that is coated over the entire surface, have a site finished floor.
Flaking pre-finished hardwood flooring?
We have Bruce pre-finished hardwood flooring throughout our home. Can it be sanded, re-stained and finished without the poly so there is no more flaking? The flooring is 10 years old and I have become so frustrated that I have cleaned it with water, trying to make it look better.
Best hardwood floor for a kitchen?
Q: Is a prefinished hardwood floor suitable for a kitchen? A: Generally, I am not a great fan of prefinished floors. However, especially in a kitchen setting where spills are inevitable, I don't think it is your best choice to install prefinished hardwood in a kitchen. A site finished floor,…
Buff prefinished hardwood floors
Q: I have Bruce Hardwood Oak, prefinished flooring installed in kitchen. It is 7 years old. I've had 2 estimates on applying oil-based polyurethane (semi-gloss). First guy said to save my money that floor wasn't in that bad of condition, which it is not. I take good care of my…