The upstairs floors are pine, 75% of the flooring was in great shape and 25% had to be replaced with new planks. After the planks were replaced we had the entire area sanded. We asked the flooring refinishers to try to match the natural ambering in the original wood - theoretically with Shellac - as the original floors had no stain and just Shellac on them. Instead, they have put 2 coats of polyurethane on them and are coming back to do a third coat Friday.
What we have ended up with is a room that has a bit of ambering in the old sanded wood, light blonde new pine and a plasticky gloss polyurethane finish. In short, it looks awful.
The flooring company is saying that they told us they were putting on poly and no stain so will only offer a 10 cent a foot discount for re-sanding and re-finishing.
I've been searching online to see if anyone has used Shellac over polyurethane and can't find any info. I am hoping we can just put on a couple coats of Shellac without sanding, let it cure and then wax the floors--any suggestions are greatly appreciated.