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The Older Home: Reviving damaged wooden floors.

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One of the perks of an older home can be its original hardwood floors – sometime in varieties of wood that have since become scarce. On the other hand, floors that have been survived for several decades may show signs of wear and tear. These can include not only dulled or scratched surfaces, but even deep-seated stains.

Local flooring professionals say certain problems are simple to rectify, while others require a trained eye that can match up the new wood and stain to its surroundings.

If your wood floors need a facelift, don’t just cover up the problem with a larger rug. Tackle the stains or scratches, so you can show off yet another beautiful aspect of your older home.

The Older Home: Reviving damaged wooden floors.
The Hermitage

STEVE WOSTBROCK
Wostbrock Home worked on this dining room floor – of antique heart pine – at the Hermitage, the historic house museum in Ho-Ho-Kus.
The Older Home: Reviving damaged wooden floors.

About Carol Goodwin

Carol Goodwin, CR, MCR, is President of Goodwin Heart Pine and holds Craftsman and Master Craftsman degrees from the National Wood Floor Association. She is also a Certified Hardwood Flooring Inspector, and an accredited CEU Provider.

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