first time posting here!
I live in rental home that we have no intention of every trying to
purchase, but we'll probably be here at least another year or two.
We have two rooms with wood floors, a bedroom and a living area. The
floors are dark, dull, and scratched.
Is the darkness from years of finish buildup? Must it be sanded to
make it lighter again? Can it be "stripped" w/o sanding?
I really don't want to go through the process of
stripping/sanding/refinishing. It's not my place and we won't be here
forever. My mom has always kept the wood floors in her house
stunningly beautiful, but she rents a sander and all that. Too much
work for me.
Is there a cheap/easy way to give them some shine and make them easier
to clean, and preferably lighten them up a bit? That's all I'm after.
They aren't in horrible shape (i.e. gouged, splintery), but like i
said, there's some scratches and definite "darkness" in higher traffic
areas. I'd like to do something to make them look better since I have
to live here, but without a huge investment of time or money. I want
to be able to do it in the course of a weekend with minimal cost.
TIA for any suggestions.