can I just stain and poly my old wood floors?
Thinking that for best results, you should sand down to bare wood, then stain / refinish , etc.
Depending on the size, I have heard of good results from just using a palm sander....Then again, I have also heard of bad results too.
If it were me (and it was with two floors), I would rent the floor sander (not a drum sander) and sand the floor / refinish yourself. The heavy duty sander will make the job much easier.
Last edited by javan; 07-23-2008 at 11:45 AM.