Has anyone restained a prefinished wood floor?
We are remodelling a kitchen and family room that are open to oak floors in the dining room, living room and foyer. The existing floors are 8 yr. old prefinished solid Mirage with a light, natural stain Would love to put in cream cabinets, a cherry island and a darker hardwood floor(throughout the remodelled kitchen and family room) and so want to consider sanding and restaining the floors throughout the rest of the first floor (LR,DR, foyer and hallways) to match.
I've put off sanding and restaining until now, even though the floors have been scratched a bit by kids and pets since the factory finish itself is gorgeous and I've heard it's never really the same after it's sanded and restained.
My Qs: Has anyone done this with the prefinished floors (ours are the Mirage solid wood) and how did it come out? How expensive should this be? Also, I was hoping to put in a dark stained cherry island. Can you mix oak floors and cherry cabinets?
Thanks very much!