Our old floor squeaks and groans, and gets compliments despite its patches and splits. It is more than 100 year old fir, and can be sanded down to a red raw wood. It is dry, and drinks up the white stain. Two coats go from bright white to dusty pink. It has taken many hours to sand and re-treat the floor, more hours than budgeted for, so we are closed for one extra day.
Thanks for understanding!
Julia and Emilie