Wood Finishing: Finishing and Maintaining Wood Floors

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally published by Purdue University, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

Wood floors can be durable and easy to maintain, thus their recent rise in their popularity in homes and other buildings. This publication discusses choosing wood, installing, finishing and protecting new floors and refinishing old ones.

It suggests hardwoods that can be used, the correct moisture content to be installed, sanding techniques and more.


  • Hardwood flooring
  • Wood finish


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