Dog and hardwood stains. WWYD?
Sorry if this has been asked a million times! Here's a two-part question:
1. I have a hardwood floor (white oak) that wasn't finished very well when it was put in--a couple coats of water based poly, not very well applied. It started wearing to almost bare wood fairly quickly. It's been about three or four years, and ordinarily I would just sand and re-poly now BUT
2. I have an aging dog, and she started peeing on the oriental rug under a table before I noticed and of course there are the black stains made worse by the poor finish. I know that some of the boards will have to be replaced. Said dog is still having accidents even after I removed the carpet and while I catch them quickly, the stains are getting worse and in some cases getting between the boards and spreading.
SO, my question: The dog is quite old and beloved. Is it worth while sanding, replacing boards and putting down several coats of really great poly that might clean up better now? This would be an attempt to save more of the floor. Or should I live with a really bad floor and an aging dog and try to ignore it all (cleaning often, which of course isn't a great thing with a now porous floor) until she's gone?
Thanks for any advice. It's truly driving me crazy!