UNFINISHED vs PRE-FINISHED HARDWOOD
THERE REALLY IS NO WRONG CHOICE
Unfinished Hardwood Floor
Unfinished floors are delivered raw and finished on site. Unfinished floors give the homeowner an opportunity to choose from the greatest range of colors, stains and finishes which contribute to the personalization of a Solid Floor. Unfinished wood flooring is available in more widths and wood species than pre-finished wood flooring. Unfinished wood flooring can also be matched more easily to existing wood floors.
- An Unfinished Hardwood Flooring allows for hand-distressing and aging techniques to match existent historical flooring. An Unfinished Hardwood Flooring is easier to stain and match with an existing floor.
Pre-finished Solid Hardwood Floor
Most Hardwood Flooring is installed pre-finished, this has several coats of protective surface finish already factory applied. These finishes are normally impregnated with ceramic, and come with extenive wer warranties. Because sanding and finishing are not required a Pre-finished Floor is completed relatively quickly without the dust, noise and fumes that can accompany the on-site finishing process. The factory finish process is less costly than paying for on site finishing, which gives a lot of value for the price.
- A Pre-finished Hardwood Floor is best in a high traffic or high-moisture area such as a kitchen or bathroom.
- Only Pre-finished engineered wood floors can be “floated” (installed above a vapor-retardant foam layer) above concrete layer.
Every situation is different. We would love to hear from you to discuss what is your best option. Whatever that turns out to be we know that you will be very pleased with your choice.