We have three dogs that have done a number on our carpet. There are beautiful oak floors underneath but the pets have left stains on them. Is there anyway to camouflage the stains without staining the floor to a dark walnut color (which sill also make the stains darker.) Can we bleach the areas prior to staining to even them out? If we have to replace that many boards, we might as well replace the entire floor!
Aslo--if the floor needs replacing, should we tear out the original floor? There would be a height difference between the original floor in the living room if we replaced the dining room floor.