Painting & Decorating Question

Best way to restore a prefinished wood floor?

I have a prefinished solid wood floor which originally had a glossy rich reddish finish however after 5 years of dogs and kids etc alot of the floor has faded to a greyish tinge due presumably to the finish wearing off. My question is will I get a decent finish on it by sanding it down and refinishing it and what is the hardest wearing product to use as I still have dogs and kids!! I'm a bit scared it will look worse than before if I did it myself so I'd prefer a professional to do it. Is this a job for a decorator?
Any advice gratefully received.

3 Answers

You certainly will get a decent finish if you sand it down.
You can hire floor sanders yourself and i think the hardest wearing product to use to finish it would be a Polyurethane floor varnish.
If you don't fancy it yourself,post your job in 'flooring' on this site.


Answered 14th Oct 2011

carl melady

Member since 1 Jun 2008

The solution is sand down to original surface(beware drum sanders as these can create indentations and scuffing if you are not an expert in their use) always sand along the grain too.I would recommend Dulux diamond floor varnish this is water based but extremely tough and will withstand really heavy traffic
Hope this helps
Lionel Bexon

Answered 18th Oct 2011

Tradesman Decorators Nottm/Wirral

Member since 25 Sep 2008

Hi i would suggest completely abrading surface area then applying Sadolin Classic Wood protection and Sadolin PV67 heavy duty varnish, which is used to protect basketball courts etc so will withstand property traffic for many,many years whilst keeping your floor in pristine condition.
Hope this gives you options.And yes most "deccies" will undertake this work has long as your prepared to stay off the flooring whilst work is done and untill dry so best finish is achieved.
kind regards
chris spence

Answered 4th Jan 2012

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