Interested in solid hardwood floors? What a solid choice! Stylistically versatile and with long-lasting durability to boot, there’s nothing like genuine wood to brighten up a room or boost its coziness factor. With all sorts of kinds to choose from, the colloquially-named “king of flooring” can make itself at home in, well, any home.
But just because you’ve finally settled on a flooring option doesn’t mean the decision-making process is over. We know, we know – it took quite a bit of consideration to get to this point! There is, however, still one term to consider when it comes to buying your hardwood flooring: prefinished.
What Is Prefinished Hardwood Flooring?
SImply put, it’s hardwood flooring that already has had a finishing product – one that protects the flooring from damage – applied before it leaves the factory.
To give you some context: It used to be the norm that hardwood flooring was installed in its unfinished form, then sanded and finished onsite. Prefinished hardwood flooring is a relatively new flooring innovation, one that renders itself a better fit than its unfinished cousin for a variety of homeowners.
Why Buy Prefinished Hardwood Flooring?
● Installation is quick and simple for professionals. Unfinished hardwood needs quite a bit of situating before it’s ready for your family. This isn’t a bad thing by any means if you’re willing to wait, but if you need installation done quickly, prefinished hardwood flooring is where it’s at.
● What you see is what you get. The finishing process can change the look of unfinished flooring, depending on what kind of product you use. This isn’t horrible, of course, if you’re looking to change things up a little or to go a shade darker than the wood you’re presented with. With prefinished hardwood flooring, though, what you see in photos is what will be installed in your home, and many buyers appreciate this.
● You’ll save on installation costs. Because prefinished hardwood flooring is simple to install, you’ll probably pay less for your professional to install them. You’ll still need the help, of course – DIY flooring projects rarely go according to plan – but the fact of the matter is that said help is often relatively inexpensive.
Contact UB Hardwoods for Flooring Care Advice and Flooring Installation Help
Whether you need floor installation or floor-shopping help, our Plymouth team is ready to provide. Give us a call now at 763-807-4500. We can’t wait to give your home the flooring facelift it deserves!