The sanding below is a rough sand; it's to be followed by a medium sanding and then a fine sanding:
The floor boards are original and approximately 190 years old, still in excellent condition:
A colour sample of the proposed stain:
Martin was quite surprised by how well the stain took to the dry boards, he didn't expect them to accept the stain as well as a fresh piece of timber. The whole floor should be complete in a few days.