The main goal of this project was to restore the oak floor to the original condition from the 1950’s era.
At the beginning of the project, the floor had carpet glued to a Red Oak hardwood floor. The carpet was removed and the floors were restored to their original beauty.
We removed the carpeting by cutting the adhesive with floor scraper and pulled up the carpet in small sections. Once this was complete, the next task was to remove the thick layer of rubber adhesive. The floor sanding machine fit with 20 grit sandpaper cut the adhesive, although due to adhesive accumulation on the machine wheels it was necessary to clean to separate times. A grit schedule of 40, 80, 100 and a light buffing process yielded a furniture like smoothness. The floors received three applications of Dura-seal Commercial water-base urethane. The urethane finish protects the wood pores from dirt, water, and basic wear and tear for many years to come when maintained properly.