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If you are fortunately enough to find hardwood floors under your old carpet, you can still salvage that old wood floors and make it look like new. You could either let our professionals who fix hardwood floors in Ventura take a look at it, or you can try doing it yourself.
It really seems like an impossible task to do yourself, but if you know what you’re doing, you are one step ahead of the game with installing Hardwood Floors in Ventura County.
Hardwood Floors in Ventura homes were extremely common in houses up until the late 1960’s. After time more people began to install wall-to-wall carpeting as a luxury choice. By the time the 1970’s were in place, most houses had carpeting.
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All homeowners have different opinions on what they feel is the best choice for their home. As a matter of fact, hardwood floors have had a huge resurgence lately. We have several house calls to repair hardwood floors in Ventura on a weekly basis.
If you feel that you have the time, sweat and elbow grease to fix the hardwood floors yourselves, it’s time to get to work. A general rule, floors of 50 square feet or less can be sanded by hand, but if the flooring you have is greater than this, we highly recommend that you get an orbital sander. It’s easy to find an orbital sander for your hardwood floors in Ventura. Simply go to your local hardware store to find everything you need. You can actually find an electronic sander for less than $100.
The first layer is a thick wax coating that will need to be removed, which then is followed by a coating of varnish. By using a heavy duty wax stripper you can easily remove the wax which then a lacquer thinner will be wiped on in order to prepare for the wood in the next steps we are about to mention.
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If you happen to find any sort of old nails or carpet tacks be sure to remove these before doing this. You can then fill all of the nail holes with quality wood filler that matches the color of the wood as closely as possible. You’ll want to make sure that the wood filler is dry before moving onto other steps.
Once you’re ready to begin sanding the floor, be sure that you have 220 grit sand paper. You can either do this by hand or with a sander. After you’re finished sanding the floor be sure to wipe the entire floor with a moist cloth in order to remove as much dust as possible. Tip: A damp cloth works much better than a vacuum cleaner.
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Once you have the floor cleaned up as much as possible, be sure to apply three coats of polyurethane with a paint pad and allow each individual coat to dry, also lightly sanding with 220 grit paper and wiping the floor with a damp cloth and a tack rag between each coat.
For an old fashioned look to your floor, you can use a mix of linseed oil and mineral spirits, then simply apply beeswax or paste wax to your floors.
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