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can i revarnish my engineered oak floor? if so with what?

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it needs to be tough as i have a dog. also isnt formaldahyde present in engineered floors and doesnt that cause cancer?

I would first rent a belt type sander for floors and sand it down to its original wood. Vacuum and clean thoroughly with simple warm water. Let it dry thoroughly and apply the stain of you choice. Then this is the important part, apply at least two coats of polyurethane (gloss is preferable since your dog will slide instead of wearing out the protective coating). Polyurethane is very tough but if you want to go an extra mile, get a marine grade varnish and clear coat. Expensive though.

4 Responses to “can i revarnish my engineered oak floor? if so with what?”

  1. David M Says:

    varnish
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  2. Navy Sailor - GAI Says:

    Contact the manufacturer or a manufacturer of engineered wood floors. We were stupid and put these in out kitchen and they totally suck. It would probably be easier, cheaper and better in the long run for you to go to Lumber Liquidators and buy new real wood floors and install those. Real wood will stand up to anything including your dog. Engineered is worse than the fake stuff even though it is made with real wood. And yes depending on the brand and other things you have some crazy chemicals to deal with.
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  3. lightpulse Says:

    I would first rent a belt type sander for floors and sand it down to its original wood. Vacuum and clean thoroughly with simple warm water. Let it dry thoroughly and apply the stain of you choice. Then this is the important part, apply at least two coats of polyurethane (gloss is preferable since your dog will slide instead of wearing out the protective coating). Polyurethane is very tough but if you want to go an extra mile, get a marine grade varnish and clear coat. Expensive though.
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  4. meanolmaw Says:

    you should contact the makers of your floor and see what they suggest…. first because using the wrong type of sealer/shiner on it will make a mess…. second, because they have the info you want about formaldahyde…..

    it might not be varnish… might be urethane or polyurethane… and those don’t mix well!!…. it might also be necessary to lightly sand before recoating, too….
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