Wood Flooring Expert
As wood flooring experts, we are involved in a wood flooring case that revolves around the degree of damage to a solid oak floor. Heavy furniture was rolled over the floor, without protection, leaving furrows in the surface. When is it too late to refinish the wood?
The investigation of a floor that is over 100 years old revealed that wood had been refinished once or twice in its lifetime. The average reduction of surface is 1/32 of an inch from refinishing. The Forensic study found that the oak flooring had lost 1/32 of an inch from previous repair work. A measurement of the damage showed the furrows to be 1/64 of an inch.
We recommended a refinish not a replacement.