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 Post subject: Floors professionally refinished, this look normal?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:31 am 
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Hi everyone

I have a 10 year old house in the Midwest with prefinished hickory hardwood floors. Recently had a water leak and had to have small portion of floor replaced. They installed unfinished hickory and sanded the rest down and refinished. The wood was acclimated inside for several days before the work began. Some subfloor was replaced where moisture readings > 10. They just completed the 3rd finishing coat with a water based solution. Now we have a large amount of unevenness in the format of waves / ripples / chatter.

I am attaching some photos and would be great full for an opinion of whether this result is to be expected. Note the space was about 1000 Sq ft and I can feel the waves with my hand, feels uneven.

Thanks for any input or advice on this matter in advance!!AlcnvEskgIPMjd1qeeQYlnrVS_kjFQ!AlcnvEskgIPMjd1ln0_UhSNnyU7sTg!AlcnvEskgIPMjd1uOmmQ3I_CmJ-9GA!AlcnvEskgIPMjd1piksUF8hobFS6wg

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 Post subject: Re: Floors professionally refinished, this look normal?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:04 am 
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Looks like there are "drum" marks on the floor caused from uneven motion when the drum has contact with the flooring while sanding. Even the best sanders may get a drum mark once in a while. The remedy to having a surface defect is to cross the drum mark diagonally, as soon as it happens, then straight again afterwards. If this is not done the mark will become wider after more passes.
Some marks may be from butt-joints where one plank started out a little thinner than others and the sanding method did not remove "over wood" before the final sanding pass. A visit from a professional may be what you need to determine whether you should redo the work.
As far as whether the floor will wear out any sooner with surface not being completely flat, this will not affect the life of the finish.
Sorry that you have this look on your newly finished floor.

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