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Old 07-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #2571
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That's gorgeous Andy. I wish my hardwood floors look anywhere near as nice as that.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #2572
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That's gorgeous Andy. I wish my hardwood floors look anywhere near as nice as that.
Thanks. These are brand new. I'm sure your's looked this good when they were brand new too.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #2573
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Aaah, wonderful, shiny, easy to clean floors, Andy! :)


I'm really only used to laminate. Everyone I know (in Norway) has laminate.
But the absolute ultimate floor is definantly hard wood!
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #2574
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Aaah, wonderful, shiny, easy to clean floors, Andy! :)


I'm really only used to laminate. Everyone I know (in Norway) has laminate.
But the absolute ultimate floor is definitely hard wood!
It's definitely more of a hassle than laminate or pre-finished hardwood flooring. I had to rent a pod for all our furniture and evacuate the entire first floor while they installed, sanded, sealed, sanded, applied urethane, sanded, applied urethane, sanded and applied urethane. We had to stay in a motel for two nights while the urethane dried.

With pre-finished hardwood or laminate, it's much easier and faster.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #2575
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Thanks. These are brand new. I'm sure your's looked this good when they were brand new too.
I'm sure mine looked better when it was new. But, it was the crappy parquetry that the city was pushing in the '70s. I'm thinking I want to sand and stain the floors. I don't usually like stain, but it would make it more uniform.

But, it's still much better than the baby poop coloured carpet I tore out.
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Oooh, I like that, Taxlady! Staining it would probably make it even nicer. :)
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:35 PM   #2577
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Ok, I had to take a picture of the floor we got.
One room upstairs is done with new moldings and all. I think the dark chocolate colored floor goes really well with the white contrasts.
Matte laminate.

My husband did it. His first time doing anything with a house. But I think he did great! :)
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That looks really nice, Bolledeig.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #2579
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That looks great! Like a black walnut wood.
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