Looking for a Hardwood Flooring Which You Do Not Have to Stain or Varnish?
What Are Pre-Finished Hardwood Floors?
Prefinished hardwood floors are finished in a factory setting and then sold to customers ready to install. They have been growing in popularity for the past few years, and have numerous advantages over their unfinished counterparts. They are more durable, easier to install and offer a better look than unfinished hardwood flooring.
One of the biggest benefits of these floors is they are more durable than unfinished hardwood flooring. With unfinished hardwood, the wood will first be installed and then finished. Installers use a polyurethane finish to coat the top layer of the wood. With many prefinished floors, a material known as aluminum oxide is used to finish floors. Aluminum oxide is a great deal tougher than a polyurethane finish.
By using this type of finish, the wood is not likely to scratch or dent. This means the wood will keep looking good for years to come. With a polyurethane finishes, the homeowner will need to refinish the wood every few years in order to keep it looking good.
Another benefit of prefinished hardwood floors is it is relatively easy to install when compared to unfinished wood flooring.
When a homeowner buys unfinished wood, they will need to leave the wood to first acclimate to a space, they will need to remove everything out of a room, and then install the wood. After which they will need to stain the wood, leave it to dry, and then finish it with a polyurethane coating. In many cases, this process can take several days to complete, which means the homeowners is inconvenienced during the entire period.
With a prefinished hardwood floor, the wood is just installed and used on the same day. There will be no need for homeowners to wait as this flooring can be installed quite quickly. Which means homeowners can use a space faster than they would be able to with unfinished wood floors.