What is truly the healthiest wood floor option, and what are the safest finish products to use?

— Stewart Forsbrand, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Answered by Victoria Schomer on September 17, 2009

What are the best low-maintenance, durable stains and urethane finishes for wood floors?

— Zoe Redick, Scottsdale, AZ

Answered by J Neufeld on December 4, 2008

For a baby nursery, is refinishing the hardwood floor better than installing new carpet?

— Anna Hilton, Philadelphia, PA

Answered by Martine Paquin on September 11, 2008