We finished up these floors this morning in Northeast Minneapolis off of Central and 36th. It was a 1950s rambler, three bedrooms, hallway and living room. The floors were probably refinished 15-20 years ago. They were not in that bad of condition, but the finish was starting to wear off in some spots and the finish had aged into a yellowish color. So we went in and sanded them down. I cut them down three times on the body and three times on the edge. There was a dark gray spot close to the kitchen that you can see in the before picture. I was a little concerned about getting this spot out. Once the oak grains start to get gray or black a lot of times you can’t get it cleaned. But as you can see it came up good and was pretty much eliminated completely when we got done.
The thing I like about most ramblers is that the floors are ususally pretty level. That makes my job a lot easier because I don’t have to go back and spot sand. One thing that is very important when your sanding a floor is to finish off the edge cut with at least a 100 grit paper. You’ll get a lot smoother look and you’ll be able to see the grain patterns more vividly. We do hardwood floor refinishing in Minneapolis everyday so give us a call if your interested. Thanks a lot. 612-423-0202.