When new hardwood floors are installed, is it normal to see visible metal staples? In a couple of places in my new hardwood floors I see staples. They are flush and not a safety risk or comfort issue. But they do catch the light and don't look great. I don't see them everywhere, but especially near ends and scattered above - this leads me to believe they were missed in a few places.
If this isn't normal, what do you do to "hide" them? Should I go back to the floor installer to remedy or is this something that if you don't like you do on your own.
See some examples:
Adding photos of the starburst pop I described in the comments below. They told me they will sand and fill this.
There are also several places where it looks like dust got trapped underneath or paint that seems to be bellow finish I can't scrape away. They told me in these spots they will sand and fill. Is this the best path, anything specific I should be asking for or on the watch for when they do this? I don't like seeing white dots, but is there a risk they could do something to make it worse?
Is there some underlying issue I should be investigating here?
This is a photo of a board in the dining room - the dinning room open flows into the living room. Is this a big problem/warning sign if they had to use so many staples in the middle of the floor between rooms?