The purpose of sanding the floors is to remove the old finish and prepare the surface for a new finish. You can then choose to stain the floor or leave it natural; this is followed by buffing and sealing the floor with either an oil- or water-based polyurethane. While refinishing can be done as a DIY project, it involves renting specialized equipment, a good bit of muscle and can get pretty messy. We like to seal off the room with plastic sheeting before you begin the sanding process. If you’re not comfortable with using big machines or don’t have the time to do the job right, give us a call.