I'm purchasing 2100 SF of hardwood maple flooring. It's an inch thick and used to be in a gym. It's been stained a dark color. I would like to be able to restore it to its natural look. Would anyone recommend sending it through a Rigid planer before installing the flooring or just wait until the wood is installed and realize I'll have to sand it once its laid down?
I would appreciate any input from all of you pros out there.