Prefinished flooring, some purists say, can never match the beauty of a finished hardwood floor. Others say that prefinishing actually improves the final look, because sanding and sealing each board individually increases the floor’s uniformity.
Regardless of how you feel about the appearance of prefinished hardwood flooring, it’s undeniable that prefinished floors offer a level of convenience that’s hard to beat. Below, our experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough share some of the biggest advantages of prefinished floors:
Advantages of Prefinished Hardwood
- Prefinished floors are finished in a factory setting, which means they don’t need to be finished in your home or business. This saves time and labor costs! If you need floors right away that you can use immediately, prefinished hardwoods are the speedier option.
- When floors are finished on site, you need to vacate the area for hours (or sometimes days) while the wood is stained and finished. Depending on how large of an area you are covering, or the makeup of your household, this may not be a feasible option for your lifestyle. If that’s the case, prefinished floors will work better for you.
- Prefinishing produces a hardwood floor with a consistent, uniform look and quality finish. If you prefer uniformity over the unique character of floors that are finished on site, then you may want to choose prefinished hardwoods. However, keep in mind that if you want to install new floors that match your existing hardwoods, it will be hard to do so with prefinished products.
Whether you’re shopping for unfinished or prefinished hardwood floors, you can find them at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough. Give us a call today to schedule a free in-home consultation in Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton.
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