Wood floor in kitchen

Almost 2 years ago we remodeled our house and kitchen. We used wood floors in the kitchen. The floor is showing wear already. I strongly feel that the floor guy did not put down the 3 coats of poly that the builder said that they did.
What are my options ?
It is red oak with a natural finish. The adjacent / connecting rooms all have wood floors.
Can I buff it out and recoat it ? What would be some recommended brands of finish ?
TIA - Steve
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Steve wrote:

I'm not a huge fan of wood floor in a kitchen (lived in / owned a couple of houses with wood in kitchen)
IMO tile is the high end way to go & I'd prefer linoleum to wood
if you're set on wood
google ....... swedish floor finish
it's kinda nasty stuff going on (I'd suggest a pro do it for you) but it is WAY better than even the best waterborne stuff
I had floors done 20 years ago (main floor of the house) recently i had the upstairs bedrooms done after removing carpet. I let the recetn guy talk me into waterborne (easier for him) nowhere near has tough a finish but the upstairs doesn't get the traffic & the kids are gone.
When (if) I ever re-do them......they'll be swedish floor finish!
cheers Bob
I don't know the required prep for swedish floor finish over exisitng....we drum sanded down to bare wood......ask pro about compatitiblity.
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Kitchens get a lot of wear, be glad you have a light finish. Wear socks instead of shoes in the house so you don't have shoes pounding the grit into the floor.
S

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All finishes are not equal. Choosing the type and brand of finish is very important. Finish hardness and wear resistance are not synonymous. I recommend "Bona Traffic". See this Taber wear test results table: http://www.myflooring.com.au/Resources.html For details on applying "Bona Traffic" see this product spec sheet: http://www.bonakemi.com/productspecs/pdf/traffic.pdf
Jeff

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