our floors were a mix match really. had been patched up over the years with different withes of wood. adds to the shabby chic look. wouldn't have got away with a sand and varnish as it looked so eclectic
Yes we have F&B off whites in a corridor and three rooms. Looked immaculate initially and have worn in a shabby chic way. I'm still happy with the floors but the biggest problem is the hallway which gets some footprints from guests dirty shoes. It cleans easily with a wet wipe though.
Our "new" house (new to us - victorian terrace) has wood floorboards throughout the ground floor and first floor (except kitchen) so if we paint the boards they will have to be the same colour throughout - including stairs and hallway which I know will get a battering!
Are you saying sand then paint or sand and stain and ditch the paint?
It's okay but I really regret not sanding the floors we painted instead. The one we did in grey has some odd stain on it and both floors look scuffed and we only did them six months or so again. Dont know if other paint would have been better. Both of ours are light colours.