Hi All - looking for some advice on rescuing some 100 y/o 2" oak floors (and saving my wallet, as new floors from a pro are not an option).
Many places of the floor are splintering, exposing the tongue and providing splinters in our feet. The house is old, and I like that, plus I have a couple large dogs, so the fix doesn't need to look perfect but the floors still need do need to look good. I'm thinking to replace damaged boards and refinish with waterlox but had a few questions:
1. Given the current state of things, is there an option for staining a darker color? I'm afraid to sand further, so thinking safest option is a screen and recoat but am not sure if stain/waterlox could be applied over a screened floor.
2. 2" flooring isn't as easy to source as 2 1/4", how good or bad of an idea is it to get some 4" or 5" planks and rip them to 2"?
3. Based on the photos below, think I'm better off doing all new floors myself rather than replacing many individual sections?
Any other thoughts or words of encouragement?