Hi Linda: Short of sanding it and starting over, try these sites, which are a lot easier :)
Hope these help.
What seems to be the problem? Need more information. Clean it. Refinish it.
Hi Linda! Here is a really good article on reviving wood floors. They used "Bona"
Hello! For normal HW care I use the Bona Hardwood floor care products.
There are “rejuvenate” products at the big box hardware stores that give a nice shine.
Additionally there is nothing like sanding and resealing HW floors.
Rejuvenate makes great product for removing scratches and restoring finish of wood floors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsRWZ97ij-k&t=39s
Old oak floors usually had shellac finish which when exposed to UV light turns orangy. So if this is your problem you may want to rent a sander to remove the old finish first .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxII8Y7Rkck
Hi ! I use a product called Quick shine by Halloway House ! You use this over a clean floor . I buy a sponge mop from the dollar store to use to apply it , then throw it away . You use this like a mop and glow , squirt some on a small area of the floor and spread it around with the sponge mop , repeat until the whole floor is covered .
you can do up to 7 coats , that would be like a bowling alley floor. I used 2 coats and my 60 + year old floors looked great !!! I did this treatment 2 s s year when I had kids running around , now 1x a year since my kids are grown and have moved out .
Here is a helpful video that will get them looking like new: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx2gtCE2WrI
We are in the middle of this right now this may help: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-refinish-wood-floors
This will take time here is a good post https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-refinish-hardwood-floors/