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How to refinish a hardwood floor?

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  1. Clean the surface
  2. Sand
  3. Oil, wax, or lacquer to finish.
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What products are featured on the Orange Glo website?

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Is hardwood floor better than rug?

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A hardwood floor can wear down over time, creating lighter colored spots on a floor. A floor refinishing gives new life to hardwood flooring, giving it the same appearance as new flooring. When refinishing a floor, it's important to sand off any existing finish. This can only be done on true hardwood floors - vinyl flooring with a wood veneer will be permanently damaged by sanding. After sanding, lay down a layer of stain on the flooring. Add a layer of polyethylene to protect the wood. Allow the flooring to dry for at least 24 hours, then buff the floor complete the refinishing job.

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Paint first or refinish floor first?

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