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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. TheFoo

    TheFoo THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    You want bleach followed by white oil. That’s what we use. Rubio Monocoat is the best maker as far as I know, but not cheap.

    They say you should touch up every year, but that depends on whether you wear shoes in the house and how much you like patina. We live in what is essentially a pure white cube and have not needed to do any touching up or refinishing in over three years.
     

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    imatlas Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not everyone's essence is as pure as yours, foo.
     

  3. TheFoo

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    Huh?
     

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    how is this possible with a kid???
     

  5. TheFoo

    TheFoo THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    She's not wearing shoes either. What damage is a 3-year-old going to do to hardwood floors?
     

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    my 1.5 year old spills and draws stuff on the floor all the time. i guess it's partly bc we have a nanny so she's home a lot.
     

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    Pretty sure I straight up took a dump on the floor more than once as a toddler
     

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    My kids literally climb on the walls. One of them likes to extend his arms and legs in the hallways and, using opposing pressure, chimney-climb up to the ceiling and wait there to prank us. Needless to say hands and feet are not always spotless :fu:
     

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    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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  10. TheFoo

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    My wife stays at home, so our daughter is home a lot too. Most spills are no issue cleaning-up. If you let red wine sit for a few hours, maybe you'll have an issue. But if you wipe it up soon after? No problem. In the worst case, you can touch up a single board. Easier to do than refinishing the whole floor.

    Our daughter is likely younger than your children, but she doesn't do any crazy physical stuff. Always been a cautious child. She also knows not to mess with "grown up" stuff.
     

  11. gdl203

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    Enjoy your luck! :blush:

    I didn't love taking my boy to the ER when he fractured his thumb parkouring onto our Noguchi glass table (yes, we had told him not to)
     

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    This makes me glad that I got rid of mine. That glass top is so thick and heavy.
     

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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    As far as mishaps involving jumping on glass tables go...I'd say you lucked out on that one!

    Luckily they use a thick slab
     

  14. TheFoo

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    Jeezus. To be fair, that sounds like that could have happened with any piece of hard furniture.

    Girls are less hyper than boys, it seems. If/when we have one of the latter, things could easily change.
     

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    It's actually the slab that fell off the base and hit his hand. He was "did you know it was so heavy?". Yeah I did know
     

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