Removed cabinets in kitchen and found unfinished flooring

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I recently bought an apt. which has shiny wood floors throughout. I removed some cabinets from the kitchen area and underneath was unfinished wood. I sanded down the area, but am unsure how to proceed as I don’t know what was done to the floor previously.

What should I use now to finish the floor as close to the original as possible?

A: If the floors are quite shiny, then you probably have a gloss polyurethane on them. I would suggest 3 applications of Circa 1850 Bowling Alley polyurethane. You can purchase it in quarts at Rona/Home Depot stores. It is an excellent finish. Nice to apply. Dries fast for recoat and stands up to traffic. Lightly sand with fine sandpaper between coats. Make sure to clean up all the dust before brushing on another coat.

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