To refinish a hardwood floor, a drum sander and detail sander are required. In addition, masking tape, a plastic sheet, sandpaper, a vacuum, a cloth, protective eye and ear wear, stain and a paintbrush are needed. This p... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

A hardwood floor can be refinished by sanding the top layer of finish, then applying a new coat of finish. It is not always necessary to sand down to bare wood to refinish a floor. However, as Lowe's points out, it is im... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Weekly cleaning of hardwood floors is best performed with an electrostatic dust mop that is effective at picking up dirt, dust, pet hair and dander. Over time, an electrostatic dust mop doesn't effectively remove all oil... More » Home & Garden Cleaning
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