From various sources come these bits of information of interest to the homeowner:
Even thought the construction industry no longer was required to use hardwood flooring in newly built houses since the mid-'60s, more than 4.2 billion board feet of strip wood floors have been installed since.
Part of the reason for the continuing popularity of hardwood flooring was the fact that high-tech Urethane finishes and sealers changed the way of hardwood floor maintenance. Some consumers, however, have maintained their perception of past maintenance problems.
Gary Reynolds, president of Bonakemi USA, manufacturer of hardwood floor products, says homeowners who have their hardwood floors refinished make the mistake of not asking about the type of finish or treatment to be used.