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    Default Removing masonite - oiling floorboards.

    I am about to start removing lino/masonite and as yet do not what treasures await ie glue, nails, staples etc., in kitchen (80 yo house). Only tool so far is flat shovel and muscles. I have pretty much decided on the natural transparent oiling rather than the other polishing treatments as I like the look of the wood with oil. Has anyone had experience with this floor treatment please.

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    I'm guessing here. But, you do plan on sanding the boards prior to attemting to apply any sort oil?

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    Masonite underlay is nailed or stapled - you won't know until you lift the first piece. It will usually come up pretty easily once one edge is lifted you can normally just pull up with your hands. Getting the staples out is simply a matter of patience. Last floor I did with staples I started using nail pincers then found they were too often cutting right through the fine wire staples so ended up using vice-grips adjusted so they had sufficient grip to hold onto without actually locking up and by pushing back there was a good lever and smooth arch that removed them easily.

    You will need to go over very carefully to make sure there are no staples or nails at all. If any break off and are still in place then punch the down well - at least 3mm below the surface so they do not tear any sandpaper (you will need to sand before oiling).

    I have attached the before & after of that floor - mixed hardwoods that came up nicely.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails floor-masonite-vinyl.jpg   floor-after.jpg  

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    Yes. Masonite is in kitchen only. Rest of floors are polished but 20 years ago so all are being done.

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    Fantastic. Really appreciate the photographs and information is very helpful. Will start this week.

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    Top effort, there Bloss.
    That's quite a nice looking floor.


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