May 19, 2008

Happy Days for Hardwood

Our house was built in the late 1970s, which was apparently a transition period from hardwood floors to a national love of carpeting. Almost the entire house has awesome Oak hidden under carpet, and almost all of it has not seen the light of day since the first owners moved into it. The carpet is generally in good shape, but the carpet in the dining room (who carpets a dining room?) was showing its age after a couple decades and at least a couple of messy toddlers. Icky.

This past March we donned our well-worn fedoras and set out to uncover the treasure hidden below our nasty carpet. *insert Indiana Jones theme* The photos in this group show some before and after shots from this refinishing project. The floors turned out great. The real proof of how much a difference refinishing can make is the photos of the bench in the bay window. That poor hunk of wood looked to me like it would have to be scraped, but the refinishers made it look like new.

Posted by Darren at May 19, 2008 11:49 PM