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.