When you’re interested in adding hardwood flooring to your Concord home, it can feel like there are an overwhelming number of questions to answer. Do you prefer solid hardwood or engineered hardwood? What species of hardwood floor combines the durability you want and the style you crave? And, finally, do you want your hardwood flooring to be prefinished (“factory finished”) or would you like your hardwood floors to be unfinished (“site finished”) for financial or stylistic reasons?
At Floor Coverings International Concord, we strive to make every step of the hardwood flooring project process as easy as possible for our customers. If you’re debating the pros and cons of the two finishing options, read on to learn what prefinished hardwood flooring has to offer.
The Basics of Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
The finish of a floor is what gives it protection from the outside world. Your floor’s finish will help it stand up to wear and tear, moisture, and scratching, and it can also add stylistic flair. Hardwood flooring can be finished in two different ways: at the factory (“prefinished”) or at your home at installation (“unfinished”). Both options have their own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages.
Pros and Cons of Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
If you’re weighing the benefits and costs of prefinished hardwood flooring, there are a number of perks that make this option a fine choice for your Concord home. Prefinished hardwood flooring takes advantage of all the control of the manufacturing setting. Your floors will be finished evenly and with a high degree of quality control throughout the process. Unfinished hardwood flooring, on the other hand, relies on the strength of your installation team and should only be trusted to professionals. Prefinished hardwood flooring also saves you time; your floors will have the look you want from the moment they are installed. Finally, prefinished hardwood flooring often boasts more coatings of finish than site finished hardwood floors. That benefits will help your floors stand up to life’s challenges for years to come.
If you’re ready to start your hardwood flooring project, or if you’re interested in speaking with an expert to learn more about the options available, call Floor Coverings International Concord today. We proudly serve the Concord, CA, Martinez, CA and Walnut Creek, CA areas and provide free, in-home, estimates and consultations to help bring your flooring vision to life.