I have recently bought a house that is more akin to Tom Hanks's "Money
Pit" than an actual, livable house. However, the renovation is
progressing slowly (I'm doing it on my spare time) but surely and
recently we've discovered that the carpet in the dining room is
covering a pine floor. I haven't yet pulled up the carpet except at
the edges, but what I can see looks to be in pretty decent shape,
though the last person to "renovate" the house, sprayed paint all over
the place, including the floors.
My question is this: I'm willing to sand this floor down and try to
refinish it, but since it's pine I want some sort of finish that's VERY
durable. I was thinking of the "gym floor" type of finish, but don't
know what the stuff is called. Any thoughts?