Choosing and installing new hardwood flooring for your Westchase home can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are certain flooring products that can make the process easier and faster. One example is prefinished hardwood flooring. Prefinished flooring helps to make installation faster and less messy so that you can start using your new floors as soon as possible! Learn more about prefinished hardwood flooring with these tips from Floor Coverings International North Tampa:
Advantages & Disadvantages of Prefinished Hardwood
- Prefinished flooring has been stained and finished by the manufacturer, so it is ready for immediate use once installed. Traditional hardwood flooring is stained and finished on site after installation; prefinished floors offer a simpler and faster process with less mess.
- Prefinished hardwood floors are produce in a controlled factory setting, so they typically have a more consistent and durable finish. Flooring that is finished on site is more susceptible to environmental factors and human error, so it will have more natural variations and inconsistencies.
- Like traditional hardwood floors, prefinished hardwoods can be sanded and refinished multiple times.
- Prefinished hardwood flooring does typically cost more than unfinished flooring. However, the ease of installation will likely help you to save on labor costs.
- Prefinished hardwood flooring offers convenience by sacrificing customization. Traditional hardwood floors that are finished on site can be tailored to the space or the homeowner’s taste. This is often helpful for situations where a homeowner wants to match or blend new hardwood floors with existing ones. With prefinished hardwood, you can only choose from the colors and finishes offered by the manufacturer.
Ready to install new prefinished hardwood floors in your Westchase home? Then give us a call! Floor Coverings International North Tampa offers free in-home consultations and estimates.
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