We are in the same boat. I am laying 2600' of plank pine flooring and we are planning to distress the floor with chains, hammers, etc. to give it the old "beaten" look so that when other dings occur, they will blend in. I am in the process of finishing ( already sanded ) and am tying to decide on which finish to use. I am leaning on a penetrating stain/sealer or stain and tung oil. If you have any recommendations or ideas, they would be greatly appreciated!