On the flooring front, we are about to start coat 3 of 4. We are using tung oil for the finish. An absolutely beautiful matte finish that is very durable and water repellent. But it takes forever to dry. It will be at least a week to 10 days after we put the last coat on before we can walk on it with shoes. Then at least 30 days before it will be totally cured. We're not sure when in that time frame we will start putting the furniture back in. It sure will be worth it though!