As I told you earlier, most professionals did not seem willing to help us with our flooring issues and while the plan is to totally replace our floors our budget doesn't exactly allow for that. So, for now we are going to just put a band aid on in in the form of a little bit of stain and a little bit of poly.
Our dining room area is the worst of them all but it is also the pathway of our entire house (hence it has taken the hardest beating). Our Entry door goes into the dining room, the entrance to your basement is in our dining room. To get from into the living room from the upstairs, one must first pass through the dining room and you have to walk through the dining room to get to the kitchen.
Since we don't plan to move out of our house for a week to get this accomplished we have broken the project into three sections. This past week we decided to do the area under our dining room table.
Step One: Clean the Floor
We are pretty happy with the end result but we still have to do this two more times. The key is to space it out so that we will always have access to the areas that we need to get to. The other key is to make sure that we get it accomplished in time that our dog and our toddler can walk on it and not complete damage all of our hard work. In a house as busy as ours, it is very difficult to keep everyone from walking on the floors.
On a side note - Siberian Husky during prime shedding season and a coat of wet poly on a wood floor, not always a good match:)