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How to Restore Your Hardwood Floor [Infographic]

Restoring your hardwood floors is a great way to give any room a face-lift, without having to spend time, money, and energy on ripping up and replacing your floorboards. Rather than hauling out your check book to pay for new floors, dust off your sander, invest in a quality stain and finish, and you can have brand new looking floors for a fraction of the cost.

Tools & Materials

  • Scraper
  • Adhesive remover
  • Sandpaper
  • Power Sander
  • Power buffer
  • Buffing towel
  • Wood putty
  • Latex filler
  • Wood Stain
  • Sealer

Step One: Scrape off the residue.

Step Two: Remove the stains.

Step Three: Fill the holes.

Step Four: Sand the floor.

Step Five: Stain & finish.

For an in-depth look at how you can restore your hardwood floors, check out the infographic below:


And there you have it! Now you’re just 5 steps away from bringing your own hardwood floors back to life. But remember, if the manufacturer of your flooring has made special recommendations for the maintenance of your product, be sure to follow those carefully.

What steps do you take to keep your hardwood floors looking like new? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments section below!

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One Comment

  1. Love the restoration process…have done a few throughout the years and never had to remove pet stains or fix squeaky boards

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