that said. it was all worth it in the end. the floors are gorgeous! the biggest transformation i have seen yet to this house. we are in awe.
you may remember the original retro linoleum flooring in the kitchen?
here is mr. buddy wiggles showing a close up of where the linoleum and wood used to meet, both in poor condition.
the process of refinishing the floors itself took 5 days. we hired this work out and they did a beautiful job. i was pleasantly surprised to find that the refinishing price here is around $2/square foot vs. the $3/square foot it was in savannah.
step 1: sand
step 2: patch in kitchen with new red oak
step 3: stain so that old and new floors look cohesive
step 4: 3 coats of polyurethane
here is a before and after shot of the kitchen:
biggest lesson learned: try to have the floors refinished if at all possible, upon purchase of property, prior to moving in. it is otherwise a huuuuge inconvenience.