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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red Sedona). The floors look today as they did 100 years ago; bursting with lustrous new life and yet still solidly connected to the past.

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Below: We sanded down a small area in the living room so that we could compare the new stain options directly next to the original floors. We chose the second from the left.

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Fully finished floor photos below!

Below: Living room.

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Below: Looking from the dining room into the living room on out towards the front yard.

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Below: Looking from the living room on into the dining room and on out towards the backyard.

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Below: The study.

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Below: Looking down from the stair landing towards the front entry.

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Below: Looking from the landing down towards the new den. Please note, the steps are new wood.

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Below: Looking down from the second floor towards the landing.

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Below: Upstairs playroom hallway.

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Below: Girls’ room.

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Below: Guest room:

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Below: Laundry room.

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Below: Master bedroom. This room has new wood floors as it is part of our addition over the kitchen below. The consistency of the white oak wood and the stain creates a seamless flow throughout the entire home.

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Below: The playroom floor suffered rather sever damage due to the tar like adhesive used for the carpet. Amazingly, after a lot of peeling and sanding, the original wood floors survived! There are some imperfections in the floors. Rather than seeing these imperfections as blemishes, I see them as proof that we can all recover from something when all hope seems lost; we can all come back and live a fuller more peaceful life than we ever could have before.

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Below: The tar removal and wood sanding process.

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Below: And here you can see the fully refinished playroom floor!

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Below: Here you can see the discoloration we could not fully remove; reminders of resiliency.

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Love and hugs,

Suzie

 

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