The hall didn’t take long to sand. 4 hours this afternoon. It had no evil bitumen to scrub and scrape away.
After putting on the first coat of varnish all I could say was “WOW“. What a transformation.
This gave an even bigger immediate “wow” than the lounge floor. Maybe because one day the underlay was down, the next day it was sanded and varnished, whereas the lounge floor was a very gradual transformation.
It could have also been because the hall and lounge floors now flow as one.
I wasn’t expecting to finish the sanding of the hall until tomorrow. But by the end of tomorrow the hall and lounge will both have had their 3 coats of varnish and be complete.