I got the hardwood floor in the living room all prepared for the stain and poly tomorrow. Been working all day moving furniture and scraping old drops of paint off the floor. ( I just finished painting the ceiling today ) My question is this: The area to be restained is around the 4 sides of the living room. (For some unknown reason, the previous own decided not to put hardwood flooring in a 12 x 12 center section of the living room , just put down some sort of hardboard material and then carpeted over it) The hardwood flooring sections are about 3 feet wide from te wall out towards the center. Would it be better to stain the floor using a brush or one of those foam mops? I thought of the foam mop , thinking that it would be easier and quicker.