Sanding Reclaimed Floorboards

Today I had a day off work and we have started lightly sanding the reclaimed floorboards that we’ve laid in the upstairs of our barn conversion. We absolutely love the variation and patina, so won’t be sanding down to a fine finish. We are just sanding to achieve a reasonably smooth finish.

This character is not something that you can really get with new boards. So we are definitely happy that we chose to go with reclaimed ones.

I love the way they look against the greens in what will be our bedroom. And the yellow on the upstairs landing. I realise that some people may prefer a more polished finish. But this is the look we are going for. It fits in with our natural and sustainable life.

We’ve hired the sanders until Monday so tomorrow we’ll be sanding the floor in the second bedroom and the bathroom too.

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