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    There is a house I'm looking to buy - all hardwood floors that are in decent shape. I could leave them, or refinish them. This morning while driving into work - I decided if I DO get this house, I'm going to refinish them.

    So - my question for today is has anyone here refinished them yourself...how much of a pain in the ass is it? I have heard both good and bad stories - so I figure I may as well reach out to you guys and see what you've got to add...

    Thanks!
    Feb. 08, 2005
    Lois Lane: What's the general opinion of a gal asking the guy out?

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  • #2
    My dad had his floors refinished recently. They look better than my new floors. I think it cost him $300 to have 3 rooms done.

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    • #3
      We just finished our bedroom Sunday, and hopefully getting all our furniture back in there tonight.

      We used a kit from Lowes, it was around $50 or so, and they look great.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
        My dad had his floors refinished recently. They look better than my new floors. I think it cost him $300 to have 3 rooms done.
        $300? Sanding, staining, and sealing? That's incredible.

        I'd expect that kind of work to cost a couple grand.

        Moon

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Moon Man View Post
          $300? Sanding, staining, and sealing? That's incredible.

          I'd expect that kind of work to cost a couple grand.

          Moon
          No kidding. That $300 isn't much more than the $50 kit we bought thats good for one room. And there was no sanding involved.

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          • #6
            I have seen friends do this, and they generally end up looking great.
            When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by #1 Jimmy fan View Post
              No kidding. That $300 isn't much more than the $50 kit we bought thats good for one room. And there was no sanding involved.
              that sounds like a temp fix to me. ??
              Feb. 08, 2005
              Lois Lane: What's the general opinion of a gal asking the guy out?

              Forever
              Lounge sponsor of YYZ and his Mardi Gras crew.
              Originally posted by Airshark
              NSane has already won - because the Sharks are well and truly ef'ed.

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              • #8
                The entire process sounds pretty easy - definitely something that I can do, it will just take a couple of days. I'd do all the floors before we moved in (obviously).

                I guess the less horror stories I hear, the more encouraged I'll be!
                Feb. 08, 2005
                Lois Lane: What's the general opinion of a gal asking the guy out?

                Forever
                Lounge sponsor of YYZ and his Mardi Gras crew.
                Originally posted by Airshark
                NSane has already won - because the Sharks are well and truly ef'ed.

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                • #9
                  Don't you have to vacate the premises for several days after the sealing?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nsane2Bme View Post
                    that sounds like a temp fix to me. ??

                    Well they look great. Its a three step kit, and one is stripping.

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                    • #11
                      Nsane2BMe

                      Try this place

                      http://www.boardwalkhardwood.com/

                      They have training sessions to show you how to do it properly (sanding, finishing, etc).

                      It's free if you rent from them and the prices are reasonable.

                      I did two rooms in three days and that was with the floors in real bad shape.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Burrito Brother View Post
                        Don't you have to vacate the premises for several days after the sealing?
                        That would be fine, since we wouldn't be moved in yet. It would be a complete non-issue.
                        Feb. 08, 2005
                        Lois Lane: What's the general opinion of a gal asking the guy out?

                        Forever
                        Lounge sponsor of YYZ and his Mardi Gras crew.
                        Originally posted by Airshark
                        NSane has already won - because the Sharks are well and truly ef'ed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hansolo View Post
                          Nsane2BMe

                          Try this place

                          http://www.boardwalkhardwood.com/

                          They have training sessions to show you how to do it properly (sanding, finishing, etc).

                          It's free if you rent from them and the prices are reasonable.

                          I did two rooms in three days and that was with the floors in real bad shape.
                          That's from start to finish?
                          Feb. 08, 2005
                          Lois Lane: What's the general opinion of a gal asking the guy out?

                          Forever
                          Lounge sponsor of YYZ and his Mardi Gras crew.
                          Originally posted by Airshark
                          NSane has already won - because the Sharks are well and truly ef'ed.

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                          • #14
                            Do it. They will look great and won't "really need it" in a few years when you would then have to move all your stuff around.
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                            • #15
                              I just talked to my dad. It cost $300 because my cousin, who does this professionally, did it for him. I doubt he's offering that deal to many people.

                              But it does look as good as new.

                              He said you can expect it to cost between $1.25 and $4.00 per square foot.

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