Nuts & Bolts: Floors

June 23 and 27 Segment

Old floors are a feature that everyone loves about an historic house. Care should be taken when refinishing old floors, especially ones that have never been sanded. Hand sanding is the safest method for any softwood floor to retain its hand planed character.  A later hardwood floor can usually be mechanically sanded to expose a clean, surface for refinishing– but waxing and buffing may be sufficient to renew its appearance.

Old floors are worth preserving and help make a Nantucket house historic.