Prefinished hardwood floors have been growing in popularity and have several advantages over their unfinished counterparts.
Prefinished hardwood floors are more durable, are easier to install, and produce better look than unfinished hardwood.
One of the primary advantages of Prefinished Hardwood Floors is that they are more durable than unfinished hardwood. With unfinished hardwood, the wood is installed and then it is finished on-site. Installers will use a polyurethane finish to coat the top of the wood. With most prefinished floors, a substance called aluminum oxide is used to finish the flooring. Aluminum oxide is much harder than polyurethane finish.
Another advantage of using Prefinished Hardwood Floors is that it is very simple to install compared to unfinished wood. When individual purchases unfinished wood, he or she has to allow the wood to acclimate, take everything out of the room, and then install the wood. Then the installer has to stain the wood, allow the stain to dry, and then finish it with polyurethane. In most cases, this process will take several days and the homeowners will have to be inconvenienced during this period.
Using prefinished wood also provides the homeowner with beautiful look. Prefinished wood comes in variety of textures, sizes, styles, and colors. This allows the homeowners to choose a look that is unique and right for them. The finish on Prefinished Hardwood Floors generally looks much cleaner and better than wood that is finished on-site. With this type of wood, the finishing is done in controlled environment in factory without any dust, instead of doing it inside dusty house.