We have just bought a house with carpeting that we want to remove. Below the carpet in the living room are fir floors that have some linoleum glue and bits of linoleum about the edges. We have a very tight budget and it was recommended to us to just paint over the floors as they are. But we are not sure this is a good idea. We have also considered removing the glue and linoleum, sanding the floors and them painting them. But maybe if we are going to do all that we should just go ahead and refinish them. Another factor is that we don't know if the glue on the fir flooring is asbestos. So, we are kind of confused about what good options are considering we want something we can live with for the long run and we don't have much to spend.