We just dealt with a week of sanding, staining and sealing the floors. I thought that we would have to be out of the house for that, but we were able to avoid most of the dust and the odor by long office days.
We are not supposed to walk on the floor, but we soon discovered that if we waited until the morning after each coat had been applied, we could have some bathroom access. The wood refinisher didn't arrive until 8:00 AM, so that gave us a couple hours each morning.
The hardwood floors have now been completed. They are White Oak with a Gunstock-colored finish.
They look so spacious, and I love the way the gray walls, white trim and hardwood look together.