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Kadee’s hardwood floor blog

Lots of great info to help you refinish your hardwood floors.

Dark wood under an old rug?

Dark wood under an old rug?

Q. I'm sanding a floor from the 1910s where an old rug had been tacked down in the middle of the floor. There was no finish at all under the rug, but there was a coating of some kind around the edge, along the walls. The problem is that the area that was under the rug is much darker than the perimeter and no matter how much I sand, I can't get it to lighten to match the edge. Why can't I sand that wood clean?  Buddy W. New Jersey

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Can this floor be sanded?

Can this floor be sanded?

Q.  Attached is a picture of the main floor of our house. It is carpeted now, and we're looking to bring back the wood. We're trying to determine if we can do it by renting a sander or if need to hire out. Also trying to figure out if wood is good yet in other areas of house (stairs and closets have wood and look great).  

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