The proper sanding and preparation of your wood floor is the very important to the finished product of your hardwood floor. A proper sanding job will make the floor finish last longer as well as making it easier to care for.
The next thing to be knowledgeable about are the finishes offered. There are three types of urethane finishes: Oil-based polyurethanes, acid-cure oil-based urethanes (Swedish finish) and water-based urethanes. Remember, each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
As in all forms of home improvement, there are many shortcuts that can be taken that may greatly reduce the life of your floor. Here are some of the things you should look for in a hardwood flooring contractor.