to stain or not to stain an oak floor
The oak floors in the bedrooms of our '50s house have never been refinished. The flooring in the closets looks great, but the rest of it not so great. We like the light wood color in the closets. After sanding the floors, is it recommended that a stain be used (like Minwax natural or golden oak) in order to highlight the wood grain, or would we get the same highlighting from applying an oil-based polyurethane (probably semi-gloss) without the stain? Thx.