My husband refinished the old oak floors in a house we recently bought. The oak portion came out well but the kitchen is pine. The bouncy pine floor in the kitchen has numerous defects including gouging and scratching and many low spots to numerous to correct. These low spots still have the reminents of the dark stain that had been applied. My husband believes it is in such a state that replacement is the only option vs the amount of time and energy required to repair it, and I agree. Except he moved on to other project(s)and every time I stand him in front of the kitchen floor he starts talking down to the dirt, new peers, new joist and new subfloors and of course the time line. (currently 14 to 20 months away) This is fine too, but of course in the mean time it is impossible to wash a kitchen floor made of (now) not so freshly sanded pine. I think we should fill the low spots with wood fill? and seal and let the defects show through. Or maybe paint and seal?