Need help maintaining waxed floors
My oak floors do not need to be refinished. They are in excellent shape. They just need to be cleaned and spruced up in the high traffic areas such as the steps. Most of the floors are over 80 years old. One room is newer. The previous owner left us a little bit of information. He said that he used shellac because it was easy to repair. I'm assuming he waxed over it because now the high traffic areas look dull and dirty. Damp mopping doesn't seem to freshen the look much.
So the question is what should I do now? Will I need to rent a floor buffer? Will I need to remove all of the furniture from each room (or can I just do the traffic paths?) We have over 2000 square feet of wood flooring and most of it doesn't need anything. Should I buy the floor buffer attachment for our Kirby vacuum cleaner? Would an orbital attachment for the drill work, especially for the stairs? Or should we just do it by hand? Where do I buy the wax? The one time I looked at the store at the floor maintenance products, EVERYTHING appeared to be geared toward no wax floors.
I like the look of the floors and really don't mind the necessary maintenance. They are so much prettier than site finished polyurethaned floors we've had in the past. I would appreciate it if someone would just walk me through the steps I need to do! Thank you.