Your hardwood floors are one of the most valuable assets and equity building aspects of your home. Because of that, it is important to keep them protected from damage causing moisture. If a drop of water soaks into your floor immediately, that is the sign that your floor is no longer adequately protected, and it is time to get them refinished.
Refinishing could mean just that, to buff and apply more finish to the floor. Or, most often people want their floor to also look ‘new again’. For that brand new, and perhaps, drastically different look, we need to completely sand the floor down to its natural state, fill any cracks with wood filler as needed, buff, and then apply a stain to transform, or a sealer in order to capture the natural colors and wood grain, before applying heavy duty water based finish or oil based finish.