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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hardwood Floors Almost Finished

We underestimated how long  refinishing hardwood floors takes especially that 75% of the house is hardwood.  HUbby and I took on this project anticipating that we would get be done in few weeks and here it is a month have gone by and we are still working on it.  We were actuially done with the last process last week but when it  dried out, we didn't like the  semi gloss poly urethane that my husband used so now he is re-coating it with the gloss finish polyurethane.  
According to the  articles he  read online, semi gloss is the way to go when you have pets so that scratches is not very visible.  The issue I have with the semi gloss is that, it looks like we did not refinish it at all so I was disappointed.  Hubby decided to re-coat it since he is not  satisfied of the semi gloss finish as well.  Another issue is that, it makes the  floor  looks so dark.
Here's how it looks after the semi gloss finish was applied.  It looks very dull to me.  It also shows all the imperfections that  hubby and I made when we were sanding the floors.
 
When my husband  put the polyurethane  on the stained floors, he was wearing a mask because the smell was unbearable.  It also said that it can  cause cancer when  exposed with thescent for a long time so we were all outside except him.  To make it dry faster, we used  stand fans to help the process.  This Ozeri 360 Oscillation tower fan, with Micro-Blade noise reduction technology was a great  help for our project.   
Unlike the other fan that we got, this one is very  easy to assemble especially the  base at the bottom.  You don't need any tools to assemble it.  I love that this fan oscillates at 60, 90, 120, or 360 degrees for partial to complete air circulation with 3 whisper quiet speed settings.
It utilizes advanced cylindrical motion technology with over 200 staggered micro-blades to generate airflow at the lowest possible noise factor.  The sophisticated space-saving design will surly  enhance room décor.  MY son is always  fascinated with the multi-colored LCD that displays all fan functions and the room temperature.
The extended range remote control and fan control buttons provide easy access to all features, it icludes the 8-hour programmable timer.  You can get this fan at Amazon for $70.34 with free shipping.  Now that the heat of the sun is super intense, these fans are a great addition to any home.
Here's how  the gloss finish looks like.  It makes the  wood floors looks lighter because the shine   catches the l natural lights from the windows.  It cost us  a little more to re-ciat the floors but I am happy we did it because it makes a big difference.  
Thanks to my hardworking husband.  We save thousands of dollars doing this project by ourselves.
I can't wait to move in.  We just need to wait for the polyurethane to completely cure before we can settle  in and occupy our new home sweet home.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

24 Smart Readers SAID::

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Wishing you all the best in your new home. The floor looks lovely to me. I wish my floors were that nice. I guess it is time for a little sanding and gloss finish too.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

You guys are doing an amazing job. The floors look fantastic!

Cyn said...

Your floors look so good. I would never know you did it yourself if you weren't telling me.

Ricci said...

Your floors look amazing!! I love that you did it yourself and were able to save so much money! makes you feel good, right?

Jennifer Johnson said...

I love the way your floor looks!! I can't believe you redid those on your own they turned out great.

OurFamilyWorld said...

Everything is looking great. The floor looks awesome. I can't wait to see your house when it's done/

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

Your floors looks absolutely beautiful especially with the gloss finish! Congratulations you've done an amazing job!

Kristen Dann said...

We've been contemplating refinishing the hardwood. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who wasn't super impressed with the semi gloss.

Life With Kathy said...

Those floors look amazing You guys did a wonderful job! It's nice to be able to do some things yourselves so that you can save some money too.

Ashley @ Hello nature said...

Love the look of the floor! It turned out great :) I remember redoing our floors - it's not always an easy task, but so worth it!

Emma Spellman said...

All of your hard work is paying of because those floors look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your floors are looking amazing! We need to redo our soon and will keep ventilation in mind when I start the research!

Anonymous said...

Our living room floors are in desperate need of a redo! Yours turned out fantastic!

Lynndee said...

Looking great, sis! Good job to you both! Now, when are you going to invite us over? :)

Laura Funk said...

The floors looks great! I actually like the semi-gloss look. Glad that the fan worked so well

Ann B said...

These floors look amazing. You have inspired me to look into doing my floors.

Christy Garrett said...

The floors look amazing. We are considering putting in hard wood floors ourselves. We want something that keeps scratches and pet hair from making things look horrible.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

We actually put wood in all the rooms now want to add it everywhere else. It's so much easier to maintain, I dont regret it at all.

Ckrusch said...

Your floors look sooo good! Wow! I can't believe you did it! Awesome!

The Cubicle Chick said...

Those floors look good! Hardwood floors are my favorite ever. Can I get next on floor installs, though? LOL! - Yolo

Debra Pearlstein said...

I just love hardwood floors and those look beautiful. I love the color and I'm so glad the fan helped.

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

How gorgeous! I have always loved the look of hardwood floors, plus there's less upkeep opposed to carpets!

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

I HATE carpet and your floors look amazing. Great job!! They are shiny and chic.

Jennifer said...

Those are some gorgeous floors!! Hardwood is some of my favorite.

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