At Vasile’s Flooring of Chicago Buffing a hardwood floor is a great way to renew the appearance of a scratched, worn finish without incurring the expense and hassle of completely refinishing the floor. It is a process to restore the shine to a dull, lifeless hardwood floor. Also known as the “screen and recoat” method, buffing a hardwood floor will not remove deep scratches and heavy damage. However, it will remove the majority of surface scratches and will help protect a floor, thus delaying the need to fully refinish or replace the floor. Bring new life to a dull, faded finish on hardwood floors.