My house, built in 1953 in Arlington, VA has oak hardwood floors. From my understanding (family has owned the house since it was built) the floors were covered with carpets almost since day one. I am pulling up the current wall to wall carpet and want to keep the hardwood exposed.
My question is what products I should use to clean and protect these floors? The water drop tests would indicate they are still sealed. What I am not sure of is what they were finished with and what other daily coatings might have been used on them. Some wood floor cleaners I have read the label on indicate you shouldn't use them on shellaced floors, waxed floors...
Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.