This floor was not in a good state when I started. The previous owners had tried to patch the old, coating themselves. Resulting in a darker surface spot, not a good look! The small finger parquetry pieces had also started to loosen in many spots. They had to be cleaned and glued back before the sand and polish started. Some came loose as I sanded and had to be glued as I noticed it. The end result is a nice light flooring ready for many years to come. Here are some before and after shots.