Considering hardwood floors for your St. James home? There are many customizations you can make to ensure you’ve found the perfect floor. Between deciding which species, stain and finish you want for your hardwood, you can also decide whether you want it prefinished or finished on-site. What can seem like a small decision can actually affect the look of your hardwood more than you’d think. Floor Coverings International Shallotte has a wide selection of prefinished hardwood floors for Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James homeowners to choose from and can help with every stage of the process from ideation to installation.
What are prefinished hardwood floors?
Prefinished hardwood floors are exactly that: prefinished before the installation process. These planks are stained and coated with a finish before they ever enter your home, which gives them some advantages over a floor that is finished on-site.
- Quicker installation time. It’s hard to ignore the convenience of prefinished flooring. Using wood flooring that has already been finished speeds up flooring installation and limits the disruption to your family’s day to day life. This usually also means that there is less room for complication during the installation process.
- Tougher finish. Floors that are finished in the factory can be sealed with tougher chemicals. Through integrating hard wearing elements like aluminum oxide, prefinished floors often come with 25 year plus warranties.
- A variety of options. Prefinished flooring is available in solid wood and engineered versions. Engineered flooring consists of a thin top layer with a layer of plywood underneath whereas solid is, as the name would imply, one solid piece of hardwood. You’ll certainly shouldn’t feel limited by prefinished floors.
While some may argue that prefinished flooring can never match the beauty of a hardwood floor finished onsite. Others say that prefinishing actually improves the final look, because sanding and sealing each board individually increases the floor’s uniformity.
If you are considering a prefinished hardwood floor, call to schedule your free consultation with our team of design experts. At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we are dedicated to helping find the perfect flooring solution for your home.
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