I've opted to refinish instead with boiled linseed oil. What a joy! I can do a bit at a time and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Note that this is not the linseed oil we paint with. The oil is heated to polymerize and oxidize and there may also be metallic dryers. There will still be a second and possibly a third coat.
|Here's a look at the floor with a light sanding prior to oiling.|
|The oil has been applied and is soaking in.|
|And here's the final look after two rubbings.|