Refinishing and refurbishing hardwood floors with coconut oil

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 refinishinghardwood floor after refinishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardwood floor after coconut oil

hardwood floor 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 this is the before and after on 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.

cabinet before refinishing

cabinet after refinishing with coconut oil

Refinishing and refurbishing hardwood floors with coconut oil

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.

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Lori Cain has written 1284 post in this blog.

Tulsa Realtor serving the greater Tulsa area and specializing in midtown Tulsa real estate. Married to best friend, Demetrius Bereolos and mom to pups Theo, Penny and Osage. Great chef, community leader!

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