Unfinished Wood Flooring Benefits
In a world of box stores and pre-finished floors, sometimes its easy to forget that unfinished wood flooring can offer benefits above the rest. If you are looking for a cheap and fast fix, then pre-finished flooring may be the right choice for the situation. However, if you want something that still affordable, great quality and will look exactly as you envision, then unfinished floors are the way to go.
Unfinished hardwood floors allow you to create your own unique finish that suits your interior space while maintaining any unique characteristics you wish to keep in the flooring. It also allows you to achieve the look of an aged floor at the affordable cost of a newer floor. Custom look at affordable price… who could ask for more!
Using unfinished wood flooring ensures you have floors that are highly uniform, stable, and even. This is achieved due to the process of sanding and on-site finishing. Unfinished hardwood also allows for better uniformity in the seal of the floor and finish. This is due to the finish filling in the empty spaces and cracks formed by minutely uneven flooring planks. Prefinished flooring would not offer this extra insurance of a tight seal. The tight seal means you have less of a chance of your flooring shrinking and creating gaps between boards.
If you are remodeling part of your home, sometimes you run in to hang ups. A common one is trying to match existing hardwood floors. Finishing hardwood floors on-site makes it easier to match the newly installed hardwood flooring. This is because a professional installer is able to match color with staining. Matching finish is also important to maintain consistency through a home. The process of sanding has its benefits too. It enables the installer to do borders, inlays, and other customized elements. These are not usually available with factory finished flooring.