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 Post subject: What wood is this?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Hi all,

thanks in advance for opinions.

I've just purchased a property and I'm tossing up ripping the carpet out and getting the wood refinished. The building is a 1910-1920's apartment in Sydney, Australia. I'm a complete novice. Here are my questions,

1. what wood is this
2. is it desirable
3. what kind of work would be involved to restore it? There are 2 bedrooms, a hallway and a living room with it.
4. what kind of approximate costs are involved?

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Cam.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:32 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:59 am 
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I was able to view it...strangely...weird file extension

No idea how one can figure this out. Looks like a painted floor.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:04 am 
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Yes, Ken is right...we can't tell as it's painted. My guess would be that it's pine simply because it's painted. Most often when I see painted floors they are pine, and that's my best statistical guess. But, the best way to tell is to have someone local there take a look at it. they may need to sand a section to be able to tell what it is.

Sometimes floors are painted because they were in bad condition, and sometimes just painted because a homeowner could do that (and they couldn't sand).

In terms of costs, rates vary by region (and country), so you would need to call someone near you for an estimate. Generally, pine costs more to sand vs. oak, and painted floors generally cost more than non painted floors.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:34 pm 
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measure it...

anything 23/8-25/8 is most likely a Fir ..

sometimes an old heart pine..

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