In my extensive renovation of the 1926 Kuppersmith Project home, we retained the original heart pine floors in the house, and had additional heart pine flooring resawn and milled from salvaged beams.
Once all the flooring had been laid, a walk behind drum floor sander was used to sand down both the existing and new flooring to bare wood. Near walls and around doorways, a disk type edger sander was used to sand the wood the drum sander couldn’t reach.
Scrapers and vibrating sanders were used to remove the finish from stair treads. Watch this video to find out more.
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- Heart Pine Flooring for the Kuppersmith Project House (video)
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I’ve just sanded acres of heart pine in my 130 year old home in Athens, Georgia. The boards are very, very dry. I’d like to teak oil them. I cannot find anything about that anywhere in print, or from professionals to see if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I do not wish to taint or stain the floors in anyway. They will be sealed as close to their present raw color as possible.
These floors had wall to wall carpet over them for over 80 years. It appears this is their second sanding ever, if that.