Friday, December 20, 2013

Refinishing and refurbishing hardwood floors with coconut oil

Refinishing and refurbishing hardwood floors is something we do a lot of in midtown Tulsa, and I’ve discovered a miracle treatment for this project – coconut oil. Our hardwood floor are 100 years old and the 2nd story of our homestead was rented out for many years – so much traffic and much moving of furniture.  

The floors on this level of our home are much more used and show much more wear and tear. I saw on Pinterest one evening where a woman had refurbished a wooden desk with coconut oil, so I decided to try it on my hardwood flooring. I was pleasantly shocked at the results. And the reason I decided to refurbish them instead of refinish them is that the wood is now so thin, there’s really nothing left to sand off.

Here is the top of our stair landing where we shut the pups off when we have guests downstairs. So, there are more scratches from long nails and a lot of scuffling here. Enjoy the before and after photos.

Hardwood floor after coconut oil
hardwood floor after refinishing with coconut oil


                           
cabinet before refinishing
 cabinet after refinishing with coconut oil
After this project, I was showing a rather large (and expensive) home in south Tulsa and the prospective Buyer commented on the wear and tear of the pickled wood built-ins. So, I ran over the next day with my trusty coconut oil and below are the before and after photos of one panel. Of course, then my Seller purchased her own coconut oil and went over all of her built-ins and kitchen cabinets – huge improvement.

So, refinishing or refurbishing hardwood floors just got a lot easier than when my Grandmother was on her knees with paste wax – and there’s hope for those than are worn thin. I’m sure a little extra buffing as the last step will preserve the work longer. More on that if I get that far.

It doesn't have to be expensive to prepare your home for sale. Sometimes a little coconut oil plus elbow grease will go a long way.

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Content written and published by Lori Cain.

Copyright 2013 Lori Cain All Rights Reserved - Originally Posted at: Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain

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