Bowling Alley Flooring for Kitchen Countertop

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Posted by: from Columbia City
2/7/2009 at 6:03:42 PM

We are getting ready to cut piece of bowling alley flooring to use as countertop. Does anyone know how to finish the wood? Can we stain it and then use polyuretane. I assume of you stain you can't use oil? What is the best way to prepare. Has already been sanded.

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Rafal from Da Vinci Floors in Honolulu
Date/Time3/5/2009 at 5:27:01 AM

I do flooring can tall you everything you need.

What kind of flooring it is? You will have to sand the wood very well you can research all proces of sanding. It is very much similar firs with say 60 grit then 80 then 10 then 120 and use the sealer and then finish. Use the clear sealer and clear finish and it will come out very nice if you haven't done a lot of sanding then stain is not good for you.

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Kelley in Columbia City
Date/Time3/5/2009 at 9:06:10 AM

Rafal-Thank you for response. It has been sanded-and sanded well. I was told by someone else to try and find Gymseal? Or use Bar-Top. And to make sure that we do not use a waterbased stain. Dealing with maple. Thinking about staining and then sealing. I think just sealing would look fine-more natural look. But husband leaning towards staining to match other wood. We'll see who wins :)! I think Gymseal might be hard to come by. I have seen Bar-Top. Do you have any other suggestions for a sealer? Thanks again for responding. I hope this will be my last sanding job-I hate it. Been restoring a 100 year old home for 20 years!

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Sarah in Fishers
Date/Time8/27/2009 at 7:40:50 PM

Kelley, did you get your bowling alley floor top stained? We are getting ready to do one as well and are not sure what to use. It is prepped and ready to go... how did yours turn out? Thanks!

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