I was able to start refinishing this floor the same week that the homeowners closed on the house, which is a terrific time to embark on a refinishing project. This floor is actually two separate floors. The front half of the house is original 1 1/2” red oak and the back half is 2 1/4” red oak. The floor was sanded and stained a custom grey color. Due to the age of the 1 1/2” red oak, I had to dilute the stain to keep the color consistent with the back half of the house.
A few months after this project the homeowners removed their fireplace and the tile it was sitting on. I went back and patched, sanded, stained, and finished the area. It turned out really nice.