Answer to Yesterday's Post
After re-reading this post, I would like appologize for the bit about which wood has had what done to it. Even I found it confusing.
Here is the answer. Boards #1 & #2 were scraped and given a light sanding. Board #3, as the transition between the hall and laundry room got a mix of full-sanding, scraping, etc. Board #4 was finished with a drum sanders and then stain & sealed.
Even though Boards #1 - #3 don't have poly, I really can't say that they look significantly different than sanded board. The transition is virtually seamless. To my mind, this begs the question of why scrape a floor by hand if you get similar results with less grief with a drum sander?
The "distressed look" is reason most often given for scraping the wood. But, if you have salvaged/reclaimed floors or original, 100+ year old floors, how much more distress do you need? I have more than enough, thank you very much.
My final recomendation? Just say "no" to scraping.
Labels: scraped flooring