Sorry, it looks like a number of boards will need to be replaced before sanding and polishing can occur. It looks like there's a fair bit of damage there and you wouldn't get a good result without replacing them.
Well done on opening up the room though. It looks great.
Thanks for the reply @Scottyw,
I think the damage you're referring to is the black/white colouring you can see in the photo... I'm pretty certain that all the discolouring that you can see is just on the surface..
For example, the black stuff seems to be a bitumous material and was most probably an adhesive from the previous flooring.. Also, I found existing vinyl flooring, that had been cut to the shape of the existing kitchen, obviously from a floor covering removed during previous work in the house by others... Suspecting that this may have contained an asbestos backing, I brushed a watered-down PVA glue over the floor to seal any remaining asbestos.. I suspect that has prodcued the white milky colour that you can see in the photos..
Here is a close-up of the previous photo.. It may be hard to see, given the quality of the photo...
I take your point however, and the boards are not in perfect condition anyway.. There are a few holes and deteriorated knots, but for the cost of replacing the boards (and possibly not finding anything to match), i'd be happy to fill with putty..
What do you think? Even if the result isn't perfect, do you think i could get away with it looking 'ok'
Hi Jamie (@jaga)
Just wondering how this project is going. Have you made any further progress on the renovation work?
Hope all is well.
Hi Jamie (@jaga),
Your renovation has been really popular with almost 14,000 views. It would be fantastic if you could share more about this project. We'd love to see a picture of the end result.
Thanks for the message - the reason I've never posted a picture of the end result is quite embarrassing...!! I've never actually finished it...!!
I installed the splashback and power outlets, then a few of the details have never been completed (such as corner shelving).. And of course, once we started using the kitchen it has unfortunately fallen into the "too hard basket"
No doubt, I will finish the job one day soon, hopefully..
But just so the workshop community doesn't think less of me - I'm going to do another post -of a bathroom renovation that has happened in the meantime..
Nothing to be embarrassed about @jaga. It's completely understandable that life gets in the way sometimes.
It's great to see you back on Bunnings Workshop and I trust that the projects shared by our clever and creative members will continue to inspire you.