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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 06:57 PM
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I bet I can find some pics of the bad areas of mine too. Let me dig...

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Well, that didn't take me long. You can see the discoloration here - this is where the finish has worn off:



This one shows an area that still looks good:



Hopefully you can see the difference.

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I am sorry but all I see is the cutest puppy.. LOL.. yea yea yea- I know- I am no help.. LOL

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She is cute. I don't blame you.

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I do not see a floor.. Uh please make a thread on her pictures... All I see is one cute puppy girl!

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Someone else asked this question awhile back, here is a link to my response along with a picture of my wood floors, which are about 25 yrs old:



https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...22#post1128822


I like wood alot but it can be slippery when the dogs are running, I have rugs down in the hallways and the top and bottom of stairs to slow them down and provide traction. In my kitchen I have ceramic tile which is great with the dogs. Very easy to clean and cool in the summer.



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I LOVE the original hardwood floors in my old house. They are oiled, are not at all slippery, feel nice on my bare feet and are very easy to take care of.

My friend has a lovely home and has replaced most of the carpeting with hardwood. We have the same contractor. She had her floors finished with an expensive, very hard finish that took several applications. The floors are high gloss, and are definitely scratched.

My floors are oiled, with no gloss, not at all slippery, with just a nice gleam to them. Except for where I have dragged the furniture across it with no protection, there are no scratches on it. Unfortunately, it is deeply stained from years of icky carpet with stuff spilled on it by renters and not toweled up, paint dripped on it by the former owners, etc. Refinishing it is not an option, due to location of the floor.

I researched this and have spoken with my contractor about it. We both agreed that my best bet would be a hardwood floor finished with tung oil. My reading found it to be very durable, easy to maintain, not at all slippery, safe and beautiful. I can't wait to see what my contractor comes back to me with!

I have tile in the mud room (house entrance), kitchen and dining area. I went with a lovely blue green ceramic tile, with swirls of cream in it. When it was first laid, it reminded me of walking on a globe of the Earth I still love it, and it's been great for puppies and litters (I sealed the grout to prevent staining and odors). It is however cold on my feet, very hard and slippery.

When all is said and done, I will have carpeting only in the bedroom and office. I'd replace that too, but I have no idea how to do that, with all the furniture and stuff in those rooms.

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If you are looking at resale...dont forget a call to your favorite realtor...
The realtors I spoke with said that in New England - hardwood is always a selling plus and tile should only be in entryways, kitchens, hallways and baths- not in living rooms, bedrooms or dens...

We have a wood floor company coming to look at the floor and see if they can work some magic! <they are in pretty rough shape!>
We will tile the kitchen, hall and bath.The tile guy said with our lifestyle (read: house full of wet dogs and potential future puppies) choose tile with a low absorption rate...and to use a 100% epoxy grout - that epoxy grout doesn't need to be sealed as its absorption rate is very low...he said the grout is not a typical DIY project..something about needing to be careful during cleanup.

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