Probably the most underrated part of any interior remodeling
job is refinishing the floors. Too few contractors
appreciate the skill required to do the job right. But transforming
a grimy, seemingly damaged wood floor into a
smooth, gleaming plane really puts the shine on a job.
Refinishing an existing floor is simple in concept, but
difficult to execute. The basic steps fit on a business card:
• Using progressively finer grades of paper, sand until the
old finish is gone and the floor is smooth and free of
• Remove every speck of dust.
• Apply the chosen finish.
New floors call for the same steps, except that you'll generally