No time to get those lackluster boards screened and polyed before company comes? Put down a refresher. Look for a waterborne formula that will fill in tiny scratches and add shine but won't interfere with having your floors refinished in the future. Flooring pro Charles Peterson recommends Bona's Pro Series Hardwood Floor Refresher (about $25; sears.com
), which goes on with a microfiber mop, dries in an hour, and keeps floors gleaming for a couple of months.