The main floor of this wood floor refinishing North Druid Hills Atlanta area home had oak flooring throughout, a nice golden oak color. There were a few major wear areas, though: the kitchen area, and the dining room around the dining room table
As you’ll see in the video, the kitchen was quite a worn wood floor and we had to make custom stain colors to restore the wood floor and make everything blend together again – all with beautiful no dust refinishing results.
When we stripped all the dirt etc. out of the wood in the kitchen, the true extent of the wear on the oak floor was revealed – it was quite extensive. When the floor is at this stage of the Worn Wood Magic process, then all worn areas are much lighter than the surrounding lesser-worn wood. The boards didn’t look like this before the stripping process because the worn wood was holding all the dirt, grease and grime in the grain and fibers of the wood.
As you also can see in the video, worn wood in this state is actually quite dirty, but the dirt is concealed and perceived as the color of the floor – and it’s not.
So if you have any kids who get on the floor a lot, especially if they are at the crawling stage, it is really important to get your floor stripped, stained and re-sealed so that it is safe for your kids again.
Once the floor has been resealed and the grain filled in again with our high durability Swedish finish, then it is once again easy to maintain – when it is in the worn wood state, it is almost impossible to get clean, because the floor is essentially a giant sponge. Everything soaks right into the wood.
Nevertheless, after creating two different custom stain colors just for the kitchen alone, we were able to make the worn wood blend in with the rest of the floor and we were able to restore the wood floor to an easily maintainable state.
The dining room around the dining room table:
A wear area had been created on one side of the table (and not on the other side) because the worn area was narrower and led directly into the kitchen and garage. Further wear had been caused by pulling chairs out from the table across the grain of the wood. It was just another case of stripping, staining and blending, and then recoating to fix it and make it look really nice again.
So this wood floor refinishing North Druid Hills Atlanta area had its challenges but we ones that we had encountered many times before and we were able to restore the wood floor to beauty once again.