Our house came with oak floors in every room except the kitchens and bathrooms. Luckily, the first floor unit was recently refinished before the purchase. Our unit, however…

before 1 floor gouged

was not in good shape; in all likelihood, the previous owners did not have the floors redone in decades. Floor sanding became a top priority before moving in. As stated in a previous post, Tig and I had a difference of opinion on whether floor refinishing was a do-it-yourself project. In the end, we hired out.

floor refinisher

Tom was recommended by my colleague, who is also in the middle of a renovation.

sanding

Tom and his helper sanded for most of the day. We decided on three coats of oil based polyurethane: semi-gloss, glossy, and final coat of semi-gloss. After a week, we saw the results. At that time, we were in the middle of bathroom demolition among other things. We were glad it got done in time for the movers!
finished

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