Thursday, April 19, 2012

As Always...

As always, my readers come to my rescue!

Here's the thing about my current floors - they are engineered wood. I really have no idea if they can be sanded and re-stained. But thanks to all your comments, I am having a guy come out and look at them today to give me the details. I am really crossing my fingers that they CAN be refinished, and I'm crossing my fingers that refinishing + bringing the wood into our kitchen is within my tight budget.

But from the bottom of my heart, thank you to my lovely readers. You are always there for me with answers to my questions and honest advice! With that, I'll leave you with pictures of floors I DREAM of having (someday.....)

(all images via here)


  1. I was following the comments yesterday and thought I'd add my two cents.

    I think refinishing the existing engineered wood would be much better than installing laminate. If you are going to go through the trouble and expense of installing new flooring, I would stick with real wood. Better to go up in value than down. I'm in New Jersey and during our home renovation a couple of years ago, our cost was as follows:
    $2/sq foot for sanding, staining, and refinishing existing wood floor
    $6/sq foot to install brand new red oak, with complete staining and finishing
    This was all total cost including labor and mtrls and installing new quarter-round molding along the bottom edge of the trim. So - the refinishing I'm sure isn't too much of a price difference by the time you had the laminate installed.

  2. You should be able to refinish your engineered floors.  They usually can be refinished 2-3 times depending on the quality and thickness of the hardwood on top.
    Good luck!

  3. I have engineered wood in two rooms and they cannot be sanded and refinished. I also have oak in 2 other rooms so I ended up having the oak floors sanded and refinished to match the engineered wood.  Maybe you can choose a new color of the engineered wood which would be a step up from laminate?

  4. Brooke @ Blueprint BlissApril 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Most all engineered floors can be refinished at least once (my parents own a flooring store so I've grown up around these things)! The wear layer usually allows for this since it is 'real wood' just on an engineered frame. And amy good house below is correct.... $2/sf should be your cost (no more) to have floors sanded, stained, and sealed.

  5. If you able to have them refinished (or get new ones) you will be so happy!! We refinished ours last year a deep brown and every day I love them more and more

  6. Good luck with the floors!  I hope they turn out fabulous.

  7. Saw this on Pinterest.  Do you have a source for the picture with the tufted bench?  (Did you copy it from BHG, Traditional Home, Houzz, etc?)   I would love to get my hands on table.  Thanks!


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