What’s your best option when it comes to choosing a hardwood flooring product: Prefinished or unfinished hardwood flooring?
Pre-Finished: Prefinished flooring – as the name implies – is flooring that has the finish applied to it at the factory before it reaches the suppliers. This flooring has become very popular in recent years because of the advantages it offers:
- During installation, you skip all the dusty mess and smells that go along with sanding and finishing.
- The boards are already finished, so as soon as they’re installed, you can walk on them.
- The boards are finished in a factory under ideal environmental conditions. Seven to nine coats of urethane are applied. In addition, the finish contains aluminum oxide. The result is a very hard, smooth, and durable floor.
- Because there is no sanding and finishing, a prefinished floor can normally be installed in a little over half the time, cutting the cost of labour.