One of the most effective ways to up the value and elevate the character of a property is installing hardwood floors. Hardwood floors provide durable, beautiful, and lasting flooring for properties. However, the installation process can be time-consuming. Enter prefinished hardwood flooring.
Wood floors are highly coveted. Thus, many people are yearning to get the same classic wood floor look from materials that are easier or faster to install. However, not many of materials can provide the longevity or durability of hardwood.
Prefinished hardwood flooring is an innovation in wood floors. They come in many different finishes, wood species, grain types, shades, and styles. This type of flooring is effective and beautiful the minute it’s installed into your space.
In today’s post, let’s take a look at the benefits of a prefinished hardwood flooring installation – and why more and more property owners are choosing this type of wood floors.
If you need more information about solid wood flooring or you need advice from a professional flooring company, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Benefits of a Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Installation
The installation of prefinished hardwood flooring is fairly easy and fast to do – especially if you compare it to unfinished wood flooring.
Prefinished wood floors already come coated; the coating process takes place in the factory. Thus, prefinished hardwood floors do not need to be sanded and finished on site. Because they are already coated, the installation rates are lower; there are no extra steps required once they are delivered on the property.
This step removes putting up with any noise from the sanding equipment. There’s also no need to experience the toxic smell and excessive dust that comes with the installation of its unfinished counterpart with prefinished wood. This is one of the reasons why more and more property owners choose prefinished wood.
Prefinished Hardwood Is Durable
Flooring manufacturers utilize UV-curing technology to coat the wood. This step is done several times in a strictly followed manufacturing guideline to ensure the durability of the final product.
The multiple UV-curing coats ensure that the wear layer of the wood is highly strengthened. Also, the finish is going to be covered under warranty direct from the flooring manufacturer. This scenario is better than a flooring contractor’s warranty.
Other items that make prefinished wood floors more durable are the finishing innovations and drying and curing technologies applied in the factory. You simply can’t just replicate those steps on site.
Finishes applied during the manufacturing stage come highly resistant to abrasions. This step also ensures that the finished product is free from brush hairs, dust, swirl marks, or other foreign objects.
These factory-applied and heavy-duty finishes don’t come with any odor. Unfinished wood floors need up to six years minimum before they need to be refinished. On the other hand, most prefinished products can last for several decades.
Natural Hardwood Texture
Because of precisely applied factory finishes, the final product comes transparent. This allows the natural wood texture and richness of colors to shine through, giving the wood floors special uniqueness and character.
At Definitive Designs Flooring, we have a vast selection of prefinished hardwood flooring in many different finishes, styles, and colors. In addition, the technology of manufacturing prefinished wood floors ensures that they are free of specks, hairs, and dust. These materials often go unnoticed when finishing floors on site.
Non-Toxic Flooring Option
Prefinished hardwood flooring is a non-toxic option. Installing this type of flooring means you don’t have to deal with toxic agents and unpleasant chemical smells that linger in the property. This is an attractive feature for property owners with sensitivities such as allergies, or those with small children and pets.
Need Prefinished Hardwood Flooring?
We have a wide selection of wood species, styles, designs, and shades for you to choose from.
- Better coating. The factory-applied coating ensures the durability of the floors.
- No sanding required. No sanding on-site means you don’t have to deal with dust.
- Fast turnaround time. After installing, all you need to do is sweep for a final touch, and then you are ready to enjoy your brand new wood floors.
- Easily available. Prefinished wood has become a favorite flooring option for many property owners. It’s easier to purchase prefinished wood than the unfinished counterpart.
Prefinished wood floors may just be the flooring option you are looking for. Please get in touch with us to get started on your flooring project.