Ruined hardwood? To cover or not to cover
Well, I have an aging dog and a puppy. The aging dog is a 14 year old cocker with a sweet disposition but is completely living in another universe as far as I can tell. Pees everywhere, no matter how many times i take her out. Can's hear or see very well.
So here's the decision. She will probably last another year. We love her. She's demented. We have hardwood floors. They're beautiful except when I picked up the area rugs to clean and that's when I discovered the black stains on the white oak. Sneaky dog! IWe're probably looking at some board replacement, sanding and refinishing at some point. It's bad.
Meantime I can't decide whether to pull up all the area rugs ad store them. The floors will be filled with obvious dark stains--tough with guests-- but at least I shouldn't be getting any new ones (stains, not guests). I catch the pee pretty much right away when there's not am oriental rug hiding it. Or should I just leave the area rugs down and risk making the old stains worst and finding new ones when I'm finally ready to refinish?
OR should I do the sanding and refinishing now, never put down area rugs as long as the dogs are with us, and get really really good coats of poly?
Thanks for any experienced help!!