In many older homes hardwood floors are hiding under carpet and other materials. If you have carpets in your home you might want to consider the potential health hazard for your children and yourself. Carpets act like a spunge, they suck up dust, dirt and bacteria. Small particles are trapped in the carpet causing alergies and potential illnesses. Hardwood floors will decrease dust and bacteria creating a more healthy environment for everyone.
Here is the harwood floor refinishing process:
Water-based finishes are clear and will resist turning yellow over time. They are very durable.
Oil-based finishes are amber in color. They are very durable.
Moisture-cured finishes are clear to amber in color. They are extremely durable and are more moisture-resistant than other surface finishes.
Conversion varnish finishes are clear to slightly amber in color. They are very durable.
Wax finishes soak into the wood and harden to form a protective penetrating seal, which will appear low luster and amber in color. They are durable, but can show spots from water and other contaminates.
UV cured finishes are finishes that are instantly cured using ultraviolet light. Multiple sheens are available.