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04:32AM | 01/31/02
Member Since: 01/30/02
4 lifetime posts
I just bought a older house and pulled up the carpet in two 12x12 rooms and it has hardwood floors. They look to be in great shape except for the first few feet of entry in to the rooms their is a black sticky stain and also their are holes from the carpets tack strips. Where do I start to treat these floors and how do I find out what type of wood they are. Are the methods different for refinishing different woods? It is a color I like right now (Kind of a deep honey)I am pretty handy so I would like to do the work myself if possible. Thanks for the help.

Jay J

10:11AM | 02/01/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi slyee,

Either search the WEB on how to refinish a hardwood floor, or stop by a Home Center and spend a few $$$ on a good how-to-book. In short, you'll need to rent some heavy-duty equipment that is not so easy to use for a first-timer. If you aren't careful or aren't TOTALLY understanding of how the equipment works (for you and against you), you will damage the floor.

I'd consider getting 3 estimates. Then, price out the costs from your end as well as your time and see if it's worth it. Sometimes, it's $$$ well-spent to hire a Pro. (In your case, it may be so.)

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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