06:50AM | 02/04/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
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Can 3/8", 3-ply laminate oak flooring be refinished and if so, what is the best type/brand of sander to use. I am concerned since the top ply is only 1/8" thick.


01:34PM | 02/04/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
they can be refinished , up to 3 times.but not by sanding, (with sand paper) you use window screen,and take off the finish layer only. p.s. most floors with a factory finish will never need to be refinished ( unless you mop the floor,NEVER use water to clean a wood floor,only a wood floor cleaner or polish)

Hardwood Guy

09:10PM | 02/08/03
Member Since: 11/30/02
36 lifetime posts
Carpet man is referring to what we call "screen and coat." Screening removes the the surface finish layer or two and allows for a proper application bond for the recoat. Some of the better prefinished manufacturers make a product that can be completely refinished several times over by a knowledgable professional.

Now that we have many alumnide oxide finishes on the market screening and coating isn't as simple as it once was.

Ken Fisher



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