Yes. The rooms to be sanded will need to be clear of furniture. It simply isn’t feasible to move furniture around the room as we sand, additionally we can’t have anything on the floor while we are staining/finishing or it will get “glued” to the floor.
We recommend waiting 48 hours after the final coat is applied (with protective felts under all furniture). Large area rugs need to be kept off the floor for the first 30 days. Use a breathable perforated rubber pad under rugs. We sell protective felts and the perforated rubber carpet pads are available as well.