Our house has the oak tongue and groove flooring. Over the years, the clear
finish (whatever it is) has worn down/off in many places.
The last time I had any awareness of oak floor refinsihing was back in the
early '50s. Then, you rented a big, heavy, screamer of a belt sander, and
the air would get hazy with sanding dust. Natch, you only did this in empty
houses. And, you had to change belts every 20 min or so because the old one
would get loaded up with varnish residue which was melted by the belt
action, and then stuck to the belts. Varnish being the only clear finish
used back then.
We need to have our floors refinished. However, we also have a house full
We can move everything out of one room at a time, without major trouble.
I'm wondering if there are newer dustless processes that will enable us to
do this without the entire house becoming a "dust disaster"??? Here's
hoping modern day technology has increased to the point of solving some of
What should I expect when I start out my search for floor refinsihers?