I posted a few weeks ago... I have an ongoing breathing problem so I removed the carpeting in my house. Well, I finished, but all that work really did me in.
The floor is light varnished oak. I removed all the staples, nails, dropped the moulding and scrubbed the daylights out of the floor. It's clean, but looks like heck in spots where the varnish is gone. Plus there's about a billion tiny holes and scratches and divots.
Like I said, I'm wondering if it's OK just to leave the refinishing part until next year. IOW: will it hurt the wood any just to have it bare---as I said the varnish is 95% still there.
PS: There are still a few broken staple points embedded deep in the floor. They stick up like 1/32" ... too short to grab with pliers. How does one get these out without gouging the crap out of the floor?