I have variable width, wide pine floors and I recently removed old
carpet and sanded the floors in one room with relatively low foot
traffic. I am new to floor refinishing, and was curious if my idea that
follows would work:
I was thinking of oiling the floor in this one room as an experiment to
see if it looks good, maybe using tongue oil (but I am not sure which
oil to use). What I want to know is:
1) Will oiling a floor cause any problems down the line if I ultimately
decide to polyurethane the floor? In other words, will the oil interfere
with polyurethane if I poly the floor in say a year?
2) What is the best sort of oil to use for a floor, and if I do use an
oil, is oil enough, or do I need to cover the floor insomething after
The reason I want to try something else before polyurethane is that I
don't completely like the look of polyurethane given it is so shiny...
I'd appreciate any ideas.