Good Questions: Salvaging Parquet Flooring?

Good Questions: Salvaging Parquet Flooring?

Aaron Able
Jan 22, 2009

We have honey parquet floors. We can't stand the honey color. AND they are in poor condition. Is it worth the cost/hassle to gut the floors and install new floors? Do you think painting is a good affordable first try? We were thinking a high gloss ebony, but not sure if that will help or if we just need to start from scratch with new flooring. Resurfacing the current floors is probably out of the question as we'd need to totally move out of our 600 sq ft apartment to do that. Are there any photos of successful painted parquet floors out there to share?

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Anyone?

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