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Postby debbiej » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:57 pm

Could anybody tell me the benefit of sanding and varnishing the original floorboards. I have recently had a flood and have taken up the laminate and flooring that was underneath. The boards have now dried out and I have been told that they are in very good condition and would look good sanded and varnished. After reading various comments, to sand and varnish seems like a big messy job. Will the cost of hiring a sander and buying the varnish etc save me much and will the results be worth it or should I just replace the laminate??
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Postby acsimpson » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:08 am

High quality sanded floors can add to the value of a house while laminate can detract from it.
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Postby rosebery » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:57 pm

I would suggest that the sanded and varnished option would be well worth the hassle involved. You'll kick yourself forever if you go for the laminate option.
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