Floors & Flooring Repair

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Old House Journal's compendium of articles about flooring repair projects for old houses, including restoration, finishing, eliminating squeaks, and touch-ups for wood, tile and more. 

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Variable width wide-plank floors in this early dwelling were probably cleaned, when they were new, with a mixture of lye and water. They’ve been painted to help preserve their character.

Touching Up Old Floors

Floors may suffer indignities as they age, even as they develop patina. Refreshing a basically sound floor will keep it serviceable. Given care and respect, a wood, stone, tile, or resilient floor will last for many decades and beyond.

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