Finishing "Hardwood" floor

Last weekend I sanded out and stained a 100+ year old straight grain Fir fl oor in a room about 12 x 12. I have some water based satin poly to lay down this weekend. Everything I read says use a pad. At Home Depot the best I c ould find was a 7" wide pad with a holder than can be attached to a typical roller pole. It has foam as a base like a typical foam brush which is cove red by about 1\4" thick pad of a micro fiber type material.
Anyone have experience doing this? Does this sound like the right equipment ?
It says can be recoated in 2 hours but no more than 2 coats a day. I am fig uring 2 coats on Saturday and another one or two on Sunday but I think I ne ed to scuff it before the Sunday coats which I am not looking forward to. P robably have to do that on my knees although I thought maybe using my drywa ll pole sander if I can find a fine enough grit.
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I've used similar but not on floors. Mine is covered with a material sort of like plush?mohair/velvet...vertical fibers maybe 3/16 long, close together but not densly so. It works well.
There are similar commercial devices that are much wider.
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On 9/19/2013 4:05 PM, Morgans wrote:

I used it w/ both shellac and oil based poly Works with both.
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Fir is not hardwood. I get a laugh from some TV shows where real estate agents take people around to look at houses. The dumb agent was telling her client that the house had pine hardwood floors.
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Yup, Fir is not a Hardwood. This is why I have "Hardwood" in quotes in the heading because calling it a Hardwood floor is much easier than saying "I h ave slats of straight grain Fir laid down on the floor of a house from wall to wall butted against each other and nailed down then sanded flat.
Also, Hardwood is really about the type of tree, broadleaf vs conifer and u sually denotes something about actual hardness but Southern White Pine is p retty fricken hard (I am told) and I know Poplar is nearly as soft as Pine but is indeed a hardwood.
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On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:39:43 -0700 (PDT), "SonomaProducts.com"

...as is Balsa (a hardwood).
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On 9/20/2013 12:39 PM, SonomaProducts.com wrote:

Southern Yellow Pine, SYP is pretty fricken hard.
And to add, Basla is technically, by definition, a hardwood.
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On Sunday, September 22, 2013 7:27:45 AM UTC-7, Leon wrote:

"I have slats of straight grain Fir laid down on the floor of a house from wall to wall butted against each other and nailed down then sanded flat.

is pretty fricken hard (I am told) and I know Poplar is nearly as soft as P ine but is indeed a hardwood.

That's right SYP not white pine.
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On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:22:10 PM UTC-7, SonomaProducts.com wrote :

wn this weekend. Everything I read says use a pad. At Home Depot the best I could find was a 7" wide pad with a holder than can be attached to a typic al roller pole. It has foam as a base like a typical foam brush which is co vered by about 1\4" thick pad of a micro fiber type material.

need to scuff it before the Sunday coats which I am not looking forward to. Probably have to do that on my knees although I thought maybe using my dry wall pole sander if I can find a fine enough grit.
Follow\Update.
I used Rustoleum Pro Finisher water based polyurethane from Home Depot. Use d the 7" wide micro fiber applicator screwed onto a pole. The applicator ha d a little hinge to it so it made it real easy to use.
The finish was great top work with. No smell, I just washed it on and kind of scrubbed it in then did a smooth pass to flatten and even it out. Stayed totally open so you could rework for a few minutes in the same spot no pro b. I had 2 1/2" wide flooring and did 6 slats at a time about a 3 foot sect ion per dip in the pan. Did two coats of satin and it looks great.
No idea how durable but actually not too worried as it is a distressed look anyway with 100+ years of "character" anyway.
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