Have damaged hardwood floor - Restore or replace?

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Old 10-14-18, 03:51 PM
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Have damaged hardwood floor - Restore or replace?

My current floor is hardwood. I removed the carpet from the former home owners and found what is pictured below. There are many pet stains. I am unsure which route to go:

Restoring the floor or installing a vinyl or engineered hardwood flooring. I will be renting this home, so cost is crucial, however I want it to look nice.

Hardwood Restoration:

I have spoke with a couple of people and they told me that if I restored the hardwood that I would have to go with a dark stain, which I absolutely do not want to do, to hide the pet stains. Is this true?

Also, I would have to pay someone to do it because I would feel more comfortable doing this.

Putting a new floor over it:

I think the price would be comparable, but it would be a shame to cover hardwood floors with fake wood.

If I went this route, would I have to remove all of the floor molding/trim? I have a feeling this would be very labor intensive. I had to do it with the kitchen and it was a real pain to remove it and a lot of it broke.

What do you all think?





 
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Old 10-14-18, 05:00 PM
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I would refinish the floor and not even try to hide the stain. I might even go natural. Nothing wears in a rental house like an old fashioned hard wood floor. And, nobody is going to "not rent" because of discoloration in the hardwood flooring.
 
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What's the issue with using a dark colored stain?
It's the only way that floor in that condition would look 1/2 way right without removing all of it.
Looks like someone already trying replacing one of the boards and used red oak instead of white oak
 
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Are you saying that hardwood floor wears easy in a rental?

There is no issue with dark stain, it is just a personal preference of not liking dark stains.
 
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Yes, hardwood holds up very well in rental properties.
 
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Old 10-15-18, 09:47 AM
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FWIW, dark hardwoods are popular right now. I personally like them.
 
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