The entrance hallway of this Bed-Stuy house was terrible. After removing the tiles, cement and wire mesh, the original wood floor was exposed. Although it was in bad condition, I decided to restore it instead of laying new Bruce flooring, which can run about $50 to $80 a carton.
The floor needed to be patched and replaced in some areas before it could be sanded. After sanding, we added two coats of semi-gloss Polyurethane.
1. Removing tiles, cement and wire mesh (done by my cousins and I): $3.50 (3 Formula 50 Vitamin Waters)