White House floor refinished

A freshly sanded and refinished White House floor, manufactured by Kentucky Wood Floors.

A White House hardwood floor, manufactured by Kentucky Wood Floors, was sanded and refinished in August while President Bush was on vacation.

Kentucky Wood Floors manufactured the Quartered White Oak and American Walnut floor during the Reagan administration to replace a wood-simulated vinyl that was installed during the Nixon years. The 3/4-by-4-inch engineered planks were glued direct to the slab to provide a thick wear surface in lengths of up to 8 feet.

Rode Bros. of Los Angeles installed the floor in 1982 under supervision of the U.S. Secret Service.