Hello, my name is Aileen Cullen. The floors in my home feature a crisscross pattern of scratches and gouges from years of use. The edges even have a line of staple marks from when a previous owner tried to cover up the hardwood with carpet. Since I love the look of hardwood, I decided to have the floors refinished by a restoration contractor. The restoration process involved a number of power tools that removed the damaged wood layer. The contractor also took the time to apply a new coat of sealant to protect the wood for another decade or more. I hope to explore the wood floor refinishing process in great detail to help other people realize its value. Thank you for visiting my website.