Friday, May 24, 2013

Doc Holiday Update: Against The Grain!

From the time that we rolled back the old carpet at Doc Holiday and discovered a painted wood floor I've been curious to see what would happen when we had it sanded!

 The living-dining room area, the bunk room and the back bedroom and bathroom all have wood floors.  But the rest of the house does not and it is not in our budget to add them.

We've faced this dilemma before  and had success using Trafficmaster Allure vinyl plank flooringSince I'd like the wood floor and the vinyl floor to match as well as possible, our contractor Anthony sanded a space in the floor and we did our best to match up the 
floor with a sample of vinyl. 
 "Antique Elm" seemed like the closest match.

 I left a piece of it for our floor refinishers so they could tweak the stain to come as close as possible in matching the two materials.

Let me introduce you to Frank, owner of Against the Grain, and Gene who is getting some tools handed up through the window.  They came to sand and refinish the floors.

It will be no easy task because some of the flooring has been replaced with new wood and it doesn't match the old wood.  But these guys are good!

Before picture showing the painted wood with the stained layer below--to the right is a patch with new wood.

Here's how the living-dining room looks after sanding.

Let's just say I'm really happy so far!  Can't wait to see what happens next!

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