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I need some advice about my flooring

Think its pine but not sure....

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David Holden 120/05/2016 18:00:30
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Can any members give me some advice?I moved into a new home recently where all the flooring upstairs is 8mm thick pine floorboards. Well, I think it is. Its definitely not that engineered stuff
I have attached two pictures to give some idea. One shows the overall light barley coloured pine but there are large areas that are worn down to the bare wood by general wear and tear. I would like to coat or varnish the boards but do not wish to create much dust by sanding them down. Firstly, could I get away with just sanding lightly the worn areas rather than the whole floor? and secondly and most importantly the reason for this posting, is what should I coat them with? I haven’t a clue what the previous owner put on them but the sloppy bits at the edges would indicate a wood darkener that has left a gloss finish. Can anybody offer some advice?

Derek Lane20/05/2016 22:08:19
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I am by no means an expert but you could have problems with what you have already on there not all finishes are compatible with other finishes, so unless you can find out what was used originally then it is a full strip down. Hopefully someone with a lot more knowledge on this subject will come along

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