I commented above, but this looks like a more appropriate place to ask...does anyone have any recommendations as to pre-denting/scratching a new pine floor. We have just built a log home and put in pine flooring throughout, including bath and kitchen. Recommendations for floor finishing would be appreciated. We have pets. It was nice to hear that others out there appreciate the warmth of a soft wood floor vs. hardwood. I think that people think we are crazy to have gone with a soft wood, but we love the look and feel. Just want to do it right when we sand and finish it ourselves this month. We're working on the walls right now.