I recently purchased a home, and it appears that the hardwood floors had a very thin and/or cheap top coat of finish applied to make them shiny with minimal effort.
If I slide ANYTHING (even say a kitchen chair with plastic slider feet) across it a thin layer of material comes off and the floor looks less shiny in that area.
I guess this is a two part question:
1 - Is this a known practice? Is there a way to check for it before buying a house?
2 - Is there a workaround for this besides refinishing the entire floor?