Since removing the final layer of vinyl tile from the kitchen floors, we have been living with furry floors. The tiles left a sort of brown paper backing stuck down in a lot of places, and I was afraid of gouging the wood if I scrapped too hard.
Since there was also a good bit of water damage to the finish (the white splotches), we decided a DIY gentle screening with a buffer was not going to be sufficient. I have seen horror stories of homeowners with drum sanders mutilating their vintage wood floors, so Jeff made the executive decision on knowing our limits and we hired a lovely older man to come in and do the deed.
There is much to be said for the right equipment in the right hands! Hubert has been in the floor sanding business for almost 50 years, and his experience shows! Here is what we saw in just the first few minutes.
He took our floors from this:
We will be using a modified tung oil finish to really bring out the color and grain. I can't wait to apply that final coat and see the beauty of the old growth quartersawn heart pine!