Unfinished hardwood flooring is a growing favorite among homeowners in Hillsborough who prefer a rustic look. Technically, any hardwood can be purchased unfinished, though it’s an especially popular choice for oak, white ash, pine and other versatile woods. Just remember that this isn’t a DIY project – you’ll need a professional team like Floor Coverings International Hillsborough to install and finish your hardwood floors for you.
Factors to Consider
Unfinished hardwood floors require sanding, staining, buffing and coating during the installation process. The work is a messy and time-consuming process, but it has several advantages. For starters, the floor boards tend to be more stable because they were sanded after placement. Installing unfinished hardwood also makes it easier to maintain continuity between individual floor boards. Plus, it’s easier to match the stain on your new hardwood floors with any existing floors you have. If you would prefer a custom look or finish for your new hardwoods, going with unfinished boards will give you more flexibility than if you purchase prefinished flooring.
If you purchase unfinished hardwood floors, be sure to hire a reputable installation team. You should also be prepared to vacate your home for a day or two while any finishes and coatings are applied to your floor, since the process usually involves strong, hazardous chemicals.
Whether you’re ready to commit to unfinished hardwood flooring or need to compare your options side by side, our expert team can help guide you through the process. Call Floor Coverings International Hillsborough today to schedule a free consultation in the Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton areas.
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