Refinishing My Hardwood Floors: Part 1

The upstairs hallway

My house is old.

In 2017, we will celebrate its 100th birthday and while I would love to brag about its pristine condition, I dare not tell a lie!

We’ve been in renovation mode for the past 8 years and have now decided its time to refinish the old hardwood floors on the second floor. Now, if you’ve ever had to fix old hardwood floors, you know what type of challenge I’m in for 

The downstairs floors (refinished a few years ago

 We completed the first floor a few years ago, and they turned out a lot better than I had hoped, so I’m anticipating pretty good results with this project as well.

So far, we’ve removed the carpet and padding, and the nails and most of the staples. The hardest part was keeping Adam and Eve (our puppies) out of the rubble!

Laminate floors in the master suite

Over the next few days, we will begin sanding and staining the four bedrooms and the hallway. I have to admit, I was pretty tempted to just slap some nice wood laminate flooring down and call it a day. That’s a very easy project and wood laminate flooring is easy to take care of (we actually put it in our “attic-turned-master suite). But at the end of the day, restoration won!

So let the project begin!

I’ll post progress as well as a full step by step guide once its completed.

Have you ever had to fix old hardwood floors? I would love to hear from you!

Wish me luck!